A person accused of committing a collection of late-night sexual assaults in Manhattan appeared earlier than a choose as he confronted a number of intercourse crime costs.
Damian Rendon was indicted Tuesday in state supreme court docket, District Legal professional Alvin Bragg stated, and faces costs together with first-degree tried rape and sexual abuse, in addition to forcible touching, for the alleged incidents earlier in the summertime.
“Rendon adopted and attacked a number of ladies as they walked alongside the road in a sample of late-night assaults,” stated Bragg. “We encourage anyone who believes they have been the victim of or witness to a sex crime to call our Hotline at 212-335-9373.”
Police stated that every of the incidents occurred on the Upper East Facet and in decrease Manhattan. In line with court docket paperwork, video surveillance and statements made, the 20-year-old Rendon first adopted a girl on the Upper East Facet for a number of blocks on June 28. He went as much as the sufferer on East 89th Road close to First Avenue and sexually assaulted her, the DA’s workplace stated, earlier than working away.
Simply over a month later, on Aug. 7, Rendon allegedly adopted one other girl from the road into the subway station at Broadway and Houston Road. After catching up along with her, he reached underneath her costume and grabbed her from behind, prosecutors stated.
About two weeks after that, he ran up behind one other sufferer on the Upper East Facet after following her from the 6 prepare. He grabbed her and tried to rape the lady, however a very good Samaritan heard the sufferer’s screams and intervened, in accordance with the DA’s workplace.
There’s an ongoing investigation into one other incident as nicely, on July 31, on Greene Road between Spring and Broome streets, Bragg stated.
A second court docket date has not but been set.