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- A man raped an 11-year-old girl after crawling through her bedroom window
- The girl was sleeping in her bed at her home in Brooklyn when the man gained access to her second-floor window
- The man was taken into custody about six blocks away from the attack
A suspect accused of climbing through a window and raping an 11-year-old girl inside her Brooklyn home was in arrested Saturday to the cheering of neighbors, police said.
Julio C. Ayala, 18, of Brooklyn, was charged with rape, sex-motivated burglary, criminal sexual act, sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child, the NYPD said.
He was arrested at Flatbush Avenue and Linden Boulevard, outside his home and about six blocks from where the girl was attacked.
A crowd formed as he led police on a brief foot chase, then hid in a construction site. When officers pulled him out, the neighbors cheered.
Police say the girl was asleep at her home in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday when the man climbed through her a second-floor window and crept into her room, police said.
He had climbed on a roof a few blocks away, then dropped down to her bedroom window and pushed through the air conditioning, police said.
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The man then raped the girl and fled through the window, the NYPD said.
The girl called for her parents, who called 911, police said. She was taken to a hospital in stable condition, according to police.
It wasn't clear whether Ayala had an attorney.