Anna Lo MLA said: “I am appalled at this sickening attack. This must have been a harrowing ordeal for the victim and she is in my thoughts at this time.
“There appears to be a disturbing pattern of attacks of this nature in the South Belfast area and I have previously raised this issue in the Assembly.
“The dangerous individual who carried out this assault must be taken off our streets. I appeal to anyone who can assist police with their investigation to contact them immediately.”