4th Suspect in Sex Attack of Woman Leaving Queens Church Turns Himself In

What to Know

  • The woman was attacked as she was leaving a church service July 11 in Queens, police say
  • The woman screamed out a falsehood, "I'm HIV positive! You can't," which likely kept her from being raped, according to the church's pastor
  • Police arrested the other suspects and released the name of Isaiah Shorter days prior to him coming forward

The fourth suspect wanted in connection with a sex assault and robbery of a 50-year-old woman leaving church in Jamaica, Queens, was charged Saturday, authorities said.

Isaiah Shorter turned himself in to the 109th Precinct Friday morning days after police released his name and photo to the public, police said.

Shorter, who faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted on charges of criminal sexual act and sexual abuse, was held on $500,000 bail and to return to court on July 28.

The 50-year-old victim was walking to the subway Tuesday after attending Celestial Church of Christ on Liberty Avenue when two men put a gun to her head and forced her to the ground behind a garbage truck, police have said.

At least two other men joined, and they made the victim perform a sexual act on them, according to police.

Brandon Walker, 20, a 17-year-old from Queens, and Julisses Ginel, 19, were all charged in connection with the attack, police said.

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