NYC Tourist Raped After Exiting Cab

    February 13, 2013
    Amanda Crum

An Australian woman says that after getting out of a cab in New York early Sunday morning, a man came up behind her and dragged her into an alley, where he raped her.

The 20-year old woman was on her way home after partying at the popular club Lavo, located at East 58th Street between Park and Madison avenues. After hailing a cab, however, she had a disagreement with the driver and quickly got out (one report says the young woman decided to wait because the traffic was so bad). That’s when the rapist allegedly struck.

There is currently an artist’s rendering of the man’s face being passed around the web, but police are also checking surveillance videos and are working on tracking down the cab driver for questioning. The man is described as a black man, 35 to 40 years old. He is about 6 feet, 2 inches tall, 190 pounds and was wearing a skull cap and dark clothing at the time of the attack.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.