Fox 5 News has exclusively obtained security camera footage of a man suspected of beating and raping a 23-year-old woman in an alley off Main Street in Flushing, Queens, on Sunday.
The victim came from China two months ago to work at a nail salon in New York. She wanted to save up money and study law, according to a report.
Her attacker apparently picked her at random.
Sources said the attacker dropped his weapon, a pipe, in some bushes after the assault.
A local lawmaker said that other security camera video shows that several people ignored the woman's cries for help and didn't help her.
Police have arrested a suspect, Carlos Salazar Cruz, and have charged him with attempted murder.