They capture on video a man holding a woman against the wall while sexually assaulting her in a New York building

The New York Police Department released disturbing video of a sexual assault in Chinatown that occurred last weekend in hopes of getting information from the public to apprehend the attacker.

Officials said the suspect sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman after cornering and pinning her against the wall of an apartment building near Market Street and Madison Street. The attack took place on September 24 at about 8:30 p.m.

In the video from the security cameras, part of the attack can be seen where the unidentified man forcibly kisses the victim and gropes her before fleeing the scene. Authorities said he had followed the woman into the building.

The sex offender was last seen walking down Catherine Street, police described him as a male who is approximately 5-foot-6 and weighs close to 160 pounds.

He is of medium build, medium complexion, and is bald, dressed in a beige New York Yankees cap, a collared plaid shirt, a light-colored sweater, blue jeans, and black shoes.

The public who can provide information regarding the assault is asked to contact the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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