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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man was charged late Thursday in the rape of a woman in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn earlier this month.

Kareem David, 28, was charged with first-degree rape and assault, police said. David was described as homeless.

The rape happened around 3 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, police said. The suspect came up to the 52-year-old woman on Putnam Avenue and threatened to shoot her unless she followed him, police said.

The woman followed the man to a staircase outside a building on Lefferts Place where he pushed his fingers down her throat, police said. The man then allegedly removed the victim’s underwear and raped her, police said.

The woman lost two teeth in the attack and had to go to a local hospital, police said.

The reward to catch a suspect in the case had risen to $4,500.

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