A Staten Island teen has been charged with attempting to rape a woman as she entered her Lower East Side apartment building.

Police believe that on the afternoon of April 23, 18-year-old Gabriel Bulina followed his victim into an elevator in her building near Stanton and Pitt Streets; as the door opened on her floor, Bulina began to grope the 24-year-old woman, pushed her against a wall, and fondled her. Bulina followed the woman to her apartment but fled when a man came to answer the door, police said.

Bulina was arrested at his home in St. George on Friday and faces charges of attempted rape, sexually motivated burglary, sex abuse, and forcible touching.