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Woman fights off would-be rapist Obafemi Crosland in Greenwich Village

A creep choked and tried to rape a 30-year-old woman on a Greenwich Village sidewalk early Sunday morning — but fled after the victim fought back, authorities said.

Obafemi Crosland, 28, allegedly attacked the woman on Sixth Avenue near West 13th Street — pushing her up against the wall and wrapping his hand around her neck, according to a criminal complaint.

The suspect then forcibly touched the woman and tried to pull down her pants, the complaint said.

The victim struggled with her attacker, screamed for help and managed to bite the man’s hand, the court docs say.

The suspect fled and was arrested nearby, according to police. He was charged with attempted rape, sexual abuse and strangulation.

Crosland was held on $10,000 bail at his arraignment.

Obafemi Crosland sits in court after his arraignment.
Obafemi Crosland sits in court after his arraignment.
Steven Hirsch


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