Man Accused of Attacking Ex-Girlfriend With Stun Gun, Raping Her
The alleged attacker was able to get the stun gun through airport security at JFK, sources told NBC 4 New York
Updated at 8:47 AM EST on Thursday, Mar 14, 2013
A 23-year-old man from Greece has been arrested on charges he attacked his ex-girlfriend with a stun gun and forced his way into her Queens apartment, where he allegedly beat and raped her for several hours.
Prodromos Vasilopoulos was taken into custody at JFK Airport Wednesday just as he was about to board a flight to London. Port Authority police found the stun gun in his carry-on bag that investigators believe was used in the attack.
It is not clear how he got the stun gun, which is not allowed on a plane, through security screening.
The 19-year-old victim was treated at a hospital. Sources said she had at least 15 stun gun injuries, plus cuts and bruises.
Authorities said the suspect pretended to be a UPS deliveryman to gain entrance to the woman's apartment.
Vasilopoulos is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on various charges, including predatory sexual assault and criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison.
It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.