NYC Man Accused of Breaking Into 8-Year-Old's Room, Trying to Rape Her - NBC New York

NYC Man Accused of Breaking Into 8-Year-Old's Room, Trying to Rape Her

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    Man Wanted for Attempted Rape in Girl's Bedroom

    It happened last Thursday in East Harlem and the victim is just 8 years old. Michael George reports. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    A 27-year-old man has been charged with attempted rape after authorities said someone broke into an 8-year-old East Harlem girl's room and tried to sexually assault her.

    Juan Barreto, 27, is also facing charges of burglary and child endangerment in the July 7 attack. 

    That's when authorities said a man allegedly broke into a girl's home on East 108th Street and First Avenue and tried to rape the girl, who was sleeping while her father and siblings were in the next room.

    When the girl awoke, the man ran away through a bedroom window and a back fire escape, according to police, probably the same way he got inside.  

    The girl wasn't physically hurt. 

    Parents in the neighborhood were horrified to learn of the attack. 

    Attorney information for Barreto wasn't immediately available.

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