NYC Tourist Raped After Leaving Popular Night Club

An NYC tourist was raped last night after leaving a popular nightclub in Midtown.

The Australian woman was reportedly dragged into an alley near Lavo, a nightclub known for its celebrity and supermodel guest list, by an unidentified man in his late 30s.

According to the NY Post, the woman left the nightclub in a club at about 3:00 am. The woman and the cab driver began arguing about something and the tourist decided to get out of the cab.

The woman was very intoxicated at the time and couldn’t tell police exactly where the attack happened. The woman did say, however, that she was grabbed from behind and dragged into an alley where she was raped.

The tourist then got into another cab before calling the police.


The 20-year-old woman couldn’t give police the exact location but they were able to create a police sketch. The attacker is believed to be about 6-foot-2, 190 pounds, and wearing dark clothing. Police believe that he was between 35 and 40-years old and was wearing a dark skull cap.

police sketch

The NY Daily News reports that police are trying to track down the cabbie for more information about the attack. They are also looking at surveillance footage to see if the incident was caught on camera.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477).