Police charge 18-year-old man with raping 11-year-old girl

BROOKLYN, New York -- Police have arrested and charged a man with raping an 11-year-old girl after breaking into her home.

Julio Ayala 18, was arrested and charged with rape, burglary and sexual abuse late Saturday night.

EMBED More News Videos

An 18-year-old has been charged with raping an 11-year-old girl in Brooklyn.



Police say on Wednesday night, Ayala managed to gain access through a window to the victim's second-floor bedroom in Prospect Lefferts Gardens. Once inside, officials say Ayala approached the victim while she was sleeping, and raped her.

Sources say police followed Ayala using video footage and traced him back to his home - from there, he fled to a construction site.

An angry mob that surrounded the location Ayala was cornered in erupted when he was captured.
EMBED More News Videos

CeFaan Kim has the latest developments.



"Everybody was happy, giving high fives to cops. They were happy that they got him," said one area resident.

The victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

It does not appear the suspect and the victim knew each other.
Copyright © 2019 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.