60 Year Old Woman Raped in Astoria

There are certain news stories that while we don’t feel comfortable writing about, need to be written about in efforts to prevent crimes from happening again. This is one of those stories.


As reported by ABC7, a 60 year old woman in the neighborhood was raped in her home today. The woman, who lived in an apartment building located on 35th street, was followed home by a man around 1 p.m in the afternoon. He assaulted her when she entered the building.


The woman is in stable condition, after being taken to Elmhurst Hospital.


The man is described as a “heavyset black male in his 40s, wearing a red shirt and light pants.”


If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. You can remain anonymous.