Police arrest suspect in rape of 78-year-old woman

Police in New York City arrested a suspect in the rape of an elderly woman in Queens.

A 78-year-old woman was asleep inside a house on Brookville Boulevard at about 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a man broke in and raped her, the NYPD said.

Authorities on Monday charged Ryan Bayard, 30, of Queens, with rape and criminal sexual act, the police department said.

Anyone with information about this crime can contact the NYPD's Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-8477 or www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. Police say that calls and messages are strictly confidential.