Police have made an arrest in connection with an attempted rape that occurred last month in an apartment building near Pitt and Stanton streets.
18-year-old Gabriel Bulina of Staten Island was taken into custody yesterday and charged with attempted rape, sexual abuse, forcible touching and sexually motivated burglary.. He was arrested at his apartment after cops received a tip.
On April 23, investigators believe Bulina followed a 24-year-old woman into her building, groped the woman in the elevator and then tried to force his way into her apartment. He fled when a man came to the door.
Police had released video showing the suspect in this crime leaving the Lower East Side building.