A 21-year-old man with no fixed address had some time in front of a judge recently. The man was charged with the rape of a woman from Queens who had just dropped her child off at school. It is alleged that the accused also allegedly broke the woman's neck in the incident. Prosecutors said the woman was attacked so viciously she was barely recognizable.
A 64-year-old investigator with the Department of Correction is facing time behind bars. The New York resident was recently found guilty of receiving, possessing and transporting child pornography. His minimum prison stay will be five years. Jurors convicted him after he was found to have been in possession of videos of preteen children being sexually abused. The jury didn't buy his explanation that he was downloading the porn so he could better understand minor victims.
A doctor who was once convicted of sexually assaulting patients is in hot water once again -- this time regarding allegations of rape. The rape charges stem from apparent incidents regarding the New York physician and six patients beginning in 2013. The doctor has pleaded not guilty to all charges.
A now 47-year-old man who has spent 30 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit has been exonerated. The New York City resident was identified decades ago in a lineup by a female who suffered a gang rape by three men at a Brooklyn, New York fast food restaurant where she was an employee closing up for the night. The three rapists said the accused was not even at the restaurant that night, but the victim's testimony put the then 17-year-old behind bars.
Police say a 14-year-old Long Island girl was raped by a man she met on Snapchat assaulted her. The 28-year-old man, a resident of Brooklyn has been formally accused of rape. It is alleged that the man met with the girl on a number of occasions.
The New York Police Department has two fewer officers in its ranks. The officers, who are facing charges of the recent alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman, quit their jobs days before an internal trial that usually takes place and the completion of criminal proceedings. The New York department broke with precedent in this instance, choosing to hold an internal trial beforehand.
Jury selection is set to start for the rape trial of Nicki Minaj's brother, Jelani Maraj. The 38-year-old New York rapper is charged with the first-degree rape of a 12-year-old. He is also charged with first-degree sexual conduct. Maraj has pleaded not guilty. He could face life in prison if he is convicted of the highest charge.
A Staten Island native has been charged with a number of sex attacks and is facing charges in another, police say. The 27-year-old facing sex crime accusations has been formally charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, robbery and assault. New York police say the alleged attacks took place in a one-hour timeframe near the man's home.
An Uber driver is facing charges after allegedly assaulting one of his fares who had passed out. The New York resident apparently admitted to police that he did rape the unconscious passenger after he took her to his apartment in Queens. The victim, 31, who called for the ride in the early morning hours fell asleep after telling the 47-year-old driver where to drop her off, police say.
One of the more difficult aspects of dating in Kew Gardens may be interpreting the signs that your partner may be giving off indicating his or her interest in escalating the level of intimacy between to the two of you. Several of those that we here at Robert D. DiDio and Associates have worked with in the past have allowed such indicators to prompt them to initiate sexual relations with partners, yet later were told they were never given consent to do so. According to Section 130.20.3 of the New York Penal Code, such an action meets the definition of third degree rape.