Man charged for attempted rape of 74-year-old woman

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A man has been arrested and charged in connection to the attempted rape of a 74-year-old Bronx woman.

Joshua McCallum, 24, of the Bronx was arrested and charged with attempted rape, burglary and sexual abuse.

Police say on Aug. 18, around 11 p.m. McCallum followed a 74-year-old woman into the elevator of her E. 161st Street and Park Avenue apartment building.

The woman was walking to her 11th-floor apartment when McCallum placed her in a chokehold and groped her.

She managed to get free and knock on a neighbor's door for help, causing McCallum to run off, according to police.

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