11/11/2013 03:02 pm ET

Mother Raped Next To 7-Year-Old Daughter In NYC's Little Italy

DNAinfo/Serena Solomon

By Serena Solomon

LITTLE ITALY — A woman was raped at knifepoint early Monday morning in a Little Italy apartment as her 7-year-old daughter lay in bed next to her, police said.

A man crawled up the fire escape of the 47-year-old woman's Mulberry Street apartment about 3:30 a.m. and broke in through her window, police said.

He then showed a knife and sexually assaulted the woman, police said.

The suspect did not harm the child, according to police.

The man was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, a white T-shirt and a knit cap, the NYPD said.