HEMPSTEAD - A Rikers Island inmate has been accused of a vicious sex attack in Hempstead five months ago.

Police say that in April, Daniel Fuentes followed a woman into an elevator in a Fulton Avenue building. They say he beat her with a rock and attempted to molest her.

The victim was able to run away when the elevator doors opened.

It's not clear how police linked Fuentes to the crime.