A Staten Island teenager was charged Friday with attempted rape for allegedly groping then following a woman to her Manhattan apartment.
Police arrested Gabriel Bulina, 18, at his Richmond Terrace apartment after receiving a tip about the incident.
Bulina is accused of following a 24-year-old woman to her apartment building in the vicinity of Stanton and Pitt streets on the afternoon of April 23 and groping her in an elevator, investigators said. He then followed her to her apartment, but fled when a man came to the door, police said.
In addition to attempted rape, Bulina is charged with sex abuse, forcible touching and sexually motivated burglary.
There was no indication Bulina had retained a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.