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Police: Man Accused Of Raping, Beating Woman On Bronx Rooftop

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The search is on for a man suspected of raping and beating a woman on a rooftop in the Bronx.

The assault happened around 5 a.m. Saturday on Alexander Avenue in the Mott Haven section.

Sources told CBS2 the 20-year-old victim met her attacker with friends in Brooklyn. He allegedly brought her back to the Bronx where he punched her several times in the face and raped her. After the assault, police said he beat her until she lost consciousness.

Police identified the suspect as 23-year-old Temar Bishop. He's described as 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, last seen wearing a black shirt with the words "Super Dry Sport" in gold lettering, light colored shorts and white sneakers.

The victim was taken to the hospital with cuts and bruises to her face and body.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish. You can also submit a tip via the Crime Stoppers website, by Tweeting @NYPDTips or by texting a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) and then entering TIP577.

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