NYC woman in attempted Queens subway station rape speaks out

A young woman who narrowly escaped being raped by a man in a Queens subway station said she has always been looking over her shoulder since the terrifying assault left her battered and battered.

“Now I always look behind me,” the 21-year-old victim named Jamileth said in a new interview with ABC 7 Eyewitness News. “I can’t walk calmly. I always think someone is following me. I do not know what to do. I feel bad.”

The victim of an attempted rape in the Queens subway station has spoken out to detail the February 24 attack. WABC-TV

Her attacker remains at large more than a month after the February 24 attack, leaving her living in constant fear.

Jamileth was taking an F train home around midnight after finishing her night cleaning job in offices when she rested her eyes while sitting in the subway car.

When she opened them, she saw a man looking at her, she told the news channel.

Then, when she tried to get off at the 169th Street station in Jamaica, the guy blocked the doors while performing a lewd act, the station reported.

He eventually got off and Jamileth got out and waited on the train platform to make sure he was gone, she said.

She climbed the stairs from the platform to the station mezzanine but the man was at the top of the stairs.

An unknown man followed a victim, a 20-year-old woman, off a Queens-bound “F” train that had entered the 169th Street subway station.
Once inside the subway station mezzanine, the man punched the victim several times in the face while covering her face and knocking her to the ground.
The victim struggled and screamed while being attacked, alerting a security guard who intervened. WABC-TV

“He was waiting for me,” she told Eyewitness News in Spanish.

He followed her down a long hallway until they reached an area of ​​the station closed to public view, then lunged at her, Jamileth said.

He knocked her down, dragged her behind a wall, punched her several times in the face and tried to take off her clothes, the terrified victim told the station.

Jamileth struggled to fight off her attacker and screamed for help.

The unidentified man then fled the station on foot towards 168 Place.

Despite the creep’s attempts to stifle her screams, a security guard inside the station heard Jamileth and rushed towards her.

The guard came to the rescue and scared the would-be rapist away.

Jamileth, who emigrated to the United States from Ecuador just three months ago, was treated in hospital for her injuries and has since started working day shifts.

The suspect in his attack is 5 feet 10 inches tall and was last seen wearing a white tank top, a light blue hooded sweatshirt, black pants and orange and white sneakers.

Anyone with information about this disturbing crime is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or, for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

New York Post

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