Woman Raped as Daughter Sleeps Nearby: NYPD
Police ask for help after Little Italy attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 12, 2013 3:54 PM CST
The suspect in a police sketch.   (NYPD)

(Newser) – The New York Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the man they say broke into a woman's apartment in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint as her daughter slept nearby. Police say the woman and her 7-year-old daughter were both asleep when the assailant entered at 3:30am yesterday. They say it's unclear how the suspect gained access into the apartment in Manhattan's Little Italy; there were no signs of forced entry.