Rape

DNA clears man of rape charges
News Melissa Chan 7/31/2012 at 4:13PM

A Queens man locked up for nine months on charges of attempted rape and sex abuse has been exonerated after DNA retrieved from the victim’s sweater did not match up to his, a defense attorney said. Kenneth King, 41, was arrested last September for the attempted rape and sex abuse of a woman who was [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 7/18/2012 at 7:41AM

EVENT of the DAY: A tale of two stadiums Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium disappear under “the slow precision of giant machinery whose operators’ hands were not unlike skilled surgeons choreographing a dinosaur ballet.” The exhibit shows the changing face of New York through the eyes and viewpoints of three photographers: Rich Scarpitta, Steve Spak and [...]

Livery cab driver wanted for attempted rape in Astoria
Livery cab driver wanted for attempted rape in Astoria
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2012 at 5:19PM

The NYPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with an attempted rape in Astoria. On Friday, July 13, at 1:35 a.m., the victim, a 20-year-old woman, exited a livery cab and entered the vestibule area of an apartment building near 30th Street and 34th Avenue, said [...]

Queen’s Morning Roundup
News Liam La Guerre 6/13/2012 at 10:38AM

Boy, 14, drowns A Queens teen drowned in the treacherous waters off Far Rockaway yesterday after going to the beach with pals and jumping in the ocean to celebrate the last day of classes. One buddy tried desperately to save 14 year-old Akeem Craig after he was carried out by a wave — and is [...]

Ex-cop sentenced to 75 years in prison for teacher sex assault
News Jay Lane 5/07/2012 at 3:00PM

A monstrous ex-cop was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison this morning — the maximum allowed by law — for drunkenly pulling his service weapon on a terrified young schoolteacher last summer, dragging her into an Inwood alley, threatening to “blow your f—ing face off” and repeatedly sexually violating her. The sentence for [...]

New sexual conduct legislation introduced
News Michael Pantelidis 4/13/2012 at 10:46AM

Assemblymember Aravella Simotas has introduced a new bill that would define rape as sexual conduct rather than sexual intercourse, preventing criminals from escaping charges on a “technicality.” The assemblymember’s actions come in response to the State Supreme Court Justice’s declaration of a mistrial on the rape charge against former New York City Police Officer Michael [...]

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