Man Charged in Elevator Rape Attempt Connected to Second Assault: NYPD - NBC New York

Man Charged in Elevator Rape Attempt Connected to Second Assault: NYPD

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    Police: Rape Attempt Suspect Linked to Second Assault

    A 26-year-old Manhattan man accused of trying to rape a 20-year-old woman inside a building elevator in Stuyvesant Town after following her home last week has been charged with attempting to rape another woman over the summer. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Monday, Oct. 20, 2014)

    A 26-year-old Manhattan man accused of trying to rape a 20-year-old woman inside a building elevator in Stuyvesant Town after following her home last week has been charged with attempting to rape another woman over the summer, police said.

    Juan Scott was arrested Sunday on an attempted rape charge in Friday's 4 a.m. assault; he was later charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, stalking and other crimes in connection with a June 2 attack not far from the one reported last week. 

    In the most recent attack, the suspect is allegedly seen on surveillance video following the woman into an elevator and trying to rape her. The victim yells and struggles with the suspect, who eventually runs away.

    Police released surveillance video showing the suspect shimmy down a tree outside the building and run off down the sidewalk. 

    It's not clear if Scott has an attorney.


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