Cops Arrest Man in Brooklyn Sex Attack - NBC New York

Cops Arrest Man in Brooklyn Sex Attack



    Police are looking to question this man suspected in four sex attacks in Brooklyn. (Published Monday, June 6, 2011)

    Police have arrested a man suspected in a sex attack in Brooklyn, a day after officials released video of the suspect.

    Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday that a man turned himself in, saying he was the person on the tape "but claims he didn't have anything to do with the crime."

    Sources said that after hours of questioning during which he was also picked out of a lineup by a victim, William Giraldo, 24, was arrested and faces charges.

    The suspect is accused of following a 28-year-old woman into the vestibule of a building on 55th Street in Sunset Park on June 4.  He forced her to the ground and raped her, police said.

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    Police are also investigating whether three attempted rapes in Brooklyn were committed by the same person.

    In the first incident, the suspect tried to grab a victim off the street on March 20 at 11:30 p.m., pushing the 24-year-old woman to the ground on 16th Street in Park Slope, cops said.  The woman was able to break free, suffering only minor injuries, but the incident was captured on a surveillance camera, including her chilling screams.

    Another attempted assault happened again on May 3, shortly before midnight near Ridge Boulevard in Bay Ridge, police said. The suspect -- armed with a knife -- tried to force a woman into a driveway. She struggled and the suspect fled on foot.

    On May 29 at 10:30 p.m. near 55th Street in Sunset Park, the suspect pushed a 22-year-old woman to the ground and attempted to rape her.  She resisted and the attacker fled, police said.

    It was not immediately clear whether Giraldo had an attorney.