News 12's Most-Viewed: #10 – Police: Man raped sleeping woman on subway

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News 12 Digital is highlighting the most-viewed stories of 2018 as part of our 'News 12's Most-Viewed' series. This story about a subway rape was originally posted on Dec. 14. Original story below.

Police say a man raped a sleeping woman on the F train.

The 25-year-old victim fell asleep shortly after midnight Wednesday, according to authorities.

They say she woke up to find a man sexually assaulting her. She exited the train at the Avenue I station in Midwood, and was taken to the hospital. She reported the crime later that day.

The NYPD Special Victims Division is still looking for the suspect.

NYPD statistics show a 2.5 percent increase in transit crime, as well as a 22.6 percent increase in rape citywide from this time last year. Some commuters say they haven't noticed any difference in crime while riding New York City Transit, but others say it's obviously dangerous and needs more police presence.

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