What to Know
- Isaiah Shorter, 20, is still being sought by police as the fourth suspect in the sex attack and robbery of a woman leaving church, cops say
- Two men and a 17-year-old all from Queens have already been arrested and charged in connection with the attack, 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 have released the name and picture of the fourth suspect wanted in connection with the sex attack and robbery of a woman as she left a church service in Queens last week, the NYPD says.
Isaiah Shorter, 20, is still being sought by police as the fourth suspect, police said Monday night.
Brandon Walker, 20, of Queens, a 17-year-old from Queens, and Julisses Ginel, 19, of Queens were all charged in connection with the attack, police said.
Walker and the 17-year-old are charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal sex act, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, sex abuse, and second-degree menacing, according to police. Ginel is facing the sames charges, except for menacing.
Police are still searching for Shorter.
The suspects were picked up based on surveillance video retrieved from the Jamaica crime scene, police said.
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.
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They stole her purse, which contained money, cards and a cellphone, police said. The suspects weren't happy with the amount of money the woman had and they ordered her to take her clothes off, according to police.
The desperate woman screamed out a falsehood, "I'm HIV positive! You can't," which likely kept her from being raped, according to pastor Kehinde Oyetund.
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The suspects fled the scene and the victim ran back to the church, screaming out for the pastor.
The victim was then able to call authorities.