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Police Investigate Alleged West Village Rape

The woman told police a man followed her home, pushed her into her apartment and attacked her

By Shimon Prokupecz
|  Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 10:48 AM EDT
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Alleged West Village Rape Investigated

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Police are investigating an alleged sex assault involving a West Village woman who told authorities a man forced his way inside her apartment and raped her.

The 24-year-old woman told police she was walking home when a man who had apparently been following her pushed her into her apartment and attacked her at about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

The woman went to a neighbor's house to report the incident, authorities said.

The alleged assault is under investigation.

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