Latest Brooklyn Sex Attack Confirmed as 14th in Pattern

Latest Windsor Terrace sex attack is linked to a pattern across the borough

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 9:03 AM EDT
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As the number of attacks on women in Brooklyn have now jumped to 14, Katy Tur spoke exclusively with another victim who suffered a sexual assault in the borough. While not being linked to the pattern of sex attacks police are investigating, the victim's story shows just how unsafe women in Brooklyn feel and the traumatic effects an assault like this leave behind.

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As the number of attacks on women in Brooklyn have now jumped to 14, Katy Tur spoke exclusively with another victim who suffered a sexual assault in the borough. While not being linked to the pattern of sex attacks police are investigating, the victim's story shows just how unsafe women in Brooklyn feel and the traumatic effects an assault like this leave behind.

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A sexual assault in Windsor Terrace has been linked to a pattern of sex attacks in that neighborhood and surrounding areas bringing the total in the disturbing pattern to 14 cases.

The latest victim is a woman in her 20s who was walking her dog in Windsor Terrace Thursday night when a man approached her from behind, claimed he had a knife and groped her, according to police.

The victim's alleged attacker apparently ran off after she started screaming. The incident happened on 17th Street near Seventh Avenue at about 10 p.m., police said

Meanwhile, police released a new poster showing sketches of five suspects wanted for the other attacks in the borough.

Last week, police arrested a 26-year-old man for groping a woman on Monday night near the subway station at 36th Street and Fourth Avenue.

Adolfo Martinez, 26, was charged with forcible touching and third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly groping an 18-year-old woman near the Sunset Park station.

Sources told NBC New York that investigators are looking at his possible connections to some of the other assaults.

He's being held without bail. It wasn't immediately clear if Martinez had an attorney.

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