Arrest made in Woodside attempted rape of 61-year-old woman


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Photo courtesy of NYPD
Photo courtesy of NYPD

Police have arrested a man in a Woodside attempted rape after releasing these photos of the suspect earlier this week.


A man has been arrested for punching and trying to rape a 61-year-old woman in Woodside, according to police.

Frangklin Lliguichuzhca, 21, of Elmhurst, has been charged with attempted rape, sexual abuse and assault in connection to the attack, cops said

The victim was walking near 71st Street and 41st Avenue at about 10:45 p.m. on June 11 when the suspect came up to the woman and punched her in the face, police said.

He then pushed her to the ground and attempted to rape her , officials said. The victim fought back and the suspect fled.

The woman suffered minor injuries.