Police arrest shirtless suspect in Queens beauty salon sexual assault

Posted: 9:55 AM, Mar 17, 2017
Updated: 2017-03-17 10:23:21-04

FLUSHING, Queens — Police have a man in custody in connection with a beating and sexual assault at a Queens beauty salon.

Charlie Yu, 41, allegedly attacked a woman at the beauty salon on 164th Street early on March 9, police said. He apparently walked into the salon and repeatedly punched the 29-year-old woman in the face and body. He then sexually assaulted her before fleeing the beauty salon, police said.

Police arrested Yu on Thursday around noon, about one week after the attack, officials said. They charged him with attempted rape, strangulation, criminal sexual act, forcible touching, assault and sex abuse.