Police arrest 34-year-old man who tried to rape an 82-year-old woman inside her home in the Bronx

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A Bronx man has been charged with trying to rape an 82-year-old woman inside her home last month, the NYPD announced Friday afternoon.

Ernesto Mateo, 34

New surveillance images showed the alleged attacker. He followed the woman on Sept. 21 around 5 p.m. and attacked at her home near Courtlandt Avenue and East 150th Street, police said. He pulled off her clothes after throwing her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

Ernesto Mateo, 34, allegedly followed the woman on Sept. 21 around 5 p.m. and attacked at her home near Courtlandt Avenue and East 150th Street, police said. He allegedly pulled off her clothes after throwing her to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her.

Mateo was charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse.