Man sexually assaults 68-year-old woman in coma at Bronx hospital, cops seek public help to track him down
Police have announced that they are actively searching for a man who they say walked into a Bronx hospital and sexually assaulted a woman who is in a coma in her hospital room on Monday, May 13.
According to Pix11, the man, whose identity remains unknown, entered the lobby of the Lincoln Medical Center in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at around 3 pm, proceeded to take the elevator up, walked into the room of the 68-year-old victim, and sexually abused her.
While the victim has reportedly been in a coma since April 21, she shared the room with another female patient who was conscious and witnessed the entire incident. She told authorities that the man got on top of the 68-year-old, touched her, kissed her, and performed sexual acts on her.
She said she called a nurse to the room and that the nurse successfully scared him off. However, he managed to evade the security in the hospital and escaped before anyone could catch him. It is unclear if he knew the victim, authorities said.
Surveillance footage from the hospital, which has since been released, captured the man entering one of the elevators and has given detectives a lead to follow. Authorities said that the man they're looking for is about 55-years-old, stands at about 5 feet 7 inches tall, and has a thin build.
They stated that he walks with a limp and was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, white buttoned-down shirt with a tie, light-colored pants, and red shoes. They have released two images of the suspect.
Anyone with information can submit tips by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers can dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) instead. They are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.