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Tourist raped outside Manhattan nightclub, police say

February 12, 2013 1:16:08 PM PST
Authorities in Manhattan are racing to track down a sexual predator who attacked a woman in an alley outside a club.

Police have released a sketch of the suspect and are hoping that the public can help them track down the suspect.

The victim, a tourist from Australia, claims she was drinking inside of club Lavo on the Upper East Side Sunday when she tried to get a taxi around 3:30 a.m. After a brief argument with the driver, she exited the cab and claimed she was grabbed from behind, dragged into an alley and sexually assaulted.

Police say the 20-year-old victim was unable to recall the location of the alleyway when they questioned her later on, mostly likely because she was admittedly drunk.

The suspect is a black male, 35 to 40 years old, standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 190 pounds. He was wearing dark clothing and a skull cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).

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