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Man Arrested in Elevator Sex Assault of Girl, 13: Police

The man followed the 13-year-old into her apartment's elevator and assaulted her, police said

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    Police released surveillance footage of the suspect in an elevator sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl

    Police have arrested a man in connection with the sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl inside an elevator last week. 

    Jemmal Bryan, 29, of Jamaica, Queens faces a charge of second-degree rape in the Aug. 20 incident. 

    Police: Man Sexually Assaults Girl, 13, in Elevator

    [NY] Police: Man Sexually Assaults Girl, 13, in Elevator
    The NYPD says the Queens girl was sexually assaulted in her apartment building’s elevator Sunday morning. Andrew Siff reports. (Published Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013)

    Police say Bryan followed the victim onto the elevator at the South Jamaica Housing Development about 7:30 a.m. Aug 20. Then, while the elevator was moving, he assaulted her.

    Once the elevator reached the girl’s floor, she screamed for help. That’s when Bryan ran away.

    Video of Suspect in Elevator Sex Assault of Girl, 13

    [NY] Video of Suspect in Elevator Sex Assault of Girl, 13
    Police released video of a suspect in the sex assault of a 13-year-old girl in an elevator. (Published Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013)

    It wasn't immediately known if he had an attorney.

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