By NATHAN DUKE
A 34-year-old Florida man has been arrested after he allegedly attempted to rape a 21-year-old woman as she was attempting to gain entry into her Woodside residence on Aug. 3, police said.
Around 3:50 a.m., the victim was attempting to enter her residence in the vicinity of 55th Street and Queens Boulevard, when Christopher Prusa—a resident of Port St. Lucie, Florida—allegedly approached her from behind, grabbed her by the arms and pulled her toward him. The victim was able to break free and run away, and her attacker fled on foot.
On Aug. 4, police arrested Prusa around 6:15 p.m. after having released surveillance footage and a description of the suspect.
He was charged with attempted rape, unlawful imprisonment, attempted assault, criminal possession of a controlled substance, sexual abuse, stalking, unlawful possession of marijuana and harassment, police said.