A 21-year-old Bronx man has been arrested in a violent intercourse assault on a 53-year-old girl as her household watched a soccer sport at an area park final month.
Michael Okonkwo was cuffed on prices of rape, strangulation, assault and petit larceny in the 9 p.m. assault at Soundview Park on Sept. 19, police stated Friday. Data on a doable lawyer for him wasn’t instantly accessible.
The sufferer had been watching the sport and went to her automobile to get a garden chair, when a stranger slammed her to the bottom by her hair, police have stated. The person sat on prime of her and lined her mouth however she was capable of get a couple of screams out.
Her nephew got here operating.
“I heard my aunt screaming, calling my name. She was gasping for breath,” he informed Information 4 earlier this month. “I saw the man wrestling with my aunt. He was a tall guy. I tried to stop him. He pushed me back and started running away. He threatened me.”
The attacker then ran off. The nephew later stated his aunt was doing OK bodily however was struggling emotionally with the trauma of what occurred.
One other man who was out along with his household couldn’t imagine the brazen assault in what he calls a protected park closely patrolled by police.
“It’s scary, it’s crazy because cops are always around here, they are always patrolling,” stated Noel Hernandez. “They even get involved, they play with the kids and everything. They talk to the families. They’re very involved in the community.”