NYC Tourist Raped

An Australian woman who visited New York City was raped shortly after leaving the Lavo nightclub. WABC-TV reports the NYC tourist said she left the club, argued with a taxi driver, and was raped after exiting the cab.

The unidentified victim was drunk and unable to provide police details about the crime, the WABC report said. Intoxicated, the 20-year-old tourist only remembers that the location of the crime was near Lavo, a party place frequented by many Hollywood stars.

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The rape incident reportedly took place around 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 10, in Midtown Manhattan. Initial investigation reveals that the victim was dragged into an alley.

The NYPD has released a sketch of a man believed to be responsible for the sexual assault. The Examiner reports that the suspect is described as a black male, between 35-40 years old, about 190 pounds, and approximately 6-foot-2-inches tall.