FDNY EMT Arrested for Serial Rapes, Attack of Girl, 11 - NBC New York

FDNY EMT Arrested for Serial Rapes, Attack of Girl, 11

EMT linked to crimes as far back as 2001



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    An FDNY EMT has been arrested and charged by the NYPD Special Victims Division with the sexual assault of five women, including an 11-year-old girl earlier this month.

    An FDNY EMT has been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of five women, including an 11-year-old girl earlier this month, officials said today.

    Paid by taxpayers to save lives, Angus Pascall has been charged with rape, sexual abuse, criminal sexual act, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child, the NYPD said.

    The 33-year-old Brooklyn man is being pegged by the police as a serial rapist who first struck in June of 2001.

    In that crime nearly a decade ago, police officials said a 22-year-old woman was raped by a suspect, armed with a gun who walked in behind her just after she entered her home. The next attack occured in May 2009.  The victim was identified by police as a 19-year-old, was threatened with a knife and sodomized in an elevator before her attacker fled.

    Last October, the suspect approached a 14-year-old female with a knife and gun when he forced her to the back of an apartment, police said. He then attempted to sexually assault her, but according to police, the victim fought off the suspect who then fled.

    Police allege that Pascall was behind the recent rape of an 11-year-old girl, who he cornered in an elevator and sodomized. 

    NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly said he used an elevator key that is, "made available to FDNY emergency medical technicians."

    The most recent attack occurred on Monday, when a 20-year-old woman was walking on the street when she was forced at gunpoint into the suspect’s vehicle. Pascall allegedly drove the car to the back of a building where he raped the young woman and then forced her out of the vehicle. Commissioner Kelly said the young woman managed to take down the license plate number of the car used.

    The police traced the plate number to the registerted owner of the vehicle.  The registered owner and his son were both questioned but neither of them fit the description. Pascall however was friends with the vehicle owners son. The EMT had taken custody of the vehicle after the his friend was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

    The Brooklyn man has been a member of the FDNY for more than five years, which included a unit citation in 2006. He was apprehended and arrested at the station which he worked at out of Kings County Hospital.

    Commissioner Kelly noted that Pascall was currently on restricted duty for an assault on his girlfriend in January and he was reportedly scheduled to appear in court for that assault on the day of the most recent rape.

    Pascall was taken to the 67th precinct were lineups were conducted. He was identified in three of the five incidences in a particular pattern. 

    The EMT is expected  to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.