Nassau police arrested a 37-year-old man for trying to sexually assault a woman in his hometown of West Hempstead on Monday.
Few details were available due to the sensitive nature of the case. Police declined to name the alleged attacker, but did say that it was an isolated incident.
“The victim knew her assailant and that’s the reason why I can’t go into details,” said Detective Sgt. Anthony Repalone, a spokesman for Nassau police. Releasing the suspect’s name would identify the victim, he said, adding that they were not relatives.
The suspect was charged with first-degree attempted rape.