“Man” Arrested After Publicly Sexually Assaulting a Woman On a New York City Subway Platform
The New York Police Department have arrested a man who attempted to sexually assault a woman on a New York City subway platform on Saturday night.
Video of the heinous attack shows the man ceasing in the act when confronted by onlookers. He shrugs ambivalently, apparently under the impression that sexually assaulting someone in broad daylight (figuratively) is an acceptable act in society.
The video is censored to protect the identity of the victim.
BREAKING: Man attempted to rape a 25-year-old at 11 Saturday on the 63/Lexington St Q platform in Manhattan—bystanders recorded—suspect ran away. Details on #TODAYinNewYork at 9:30a. pic.twitter.com/bsyGNkvA2a
— Myles Miller (@MylesMill) August 30, 2020
31-year old Jose Reyes was arrested for carrying out the attack on Sunday. He didn’t know the victim, who recounted him making strange noises towards her on a subway train and beginning to masturbate before pouncing upon her.
“This heinous and horrendous act was interrupted by a good Samaritan who observed Mr. Reyes’ behavior and got him to cease his behavior while subsequently videotaping the incident,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said at a press conference.”
Reyes has a criminal record that includes convictions for charges such as robbery, grand larceny, petty larceny, assault of a police officer and others, according to police sources.
This person might have some sort of cognitive propensity towards violence and sexual crimes, and it’s certainly for the best that he be incarcerated to prevent him from inflicting further crimes upon society.
New York City has incurred a dramatic increase in violent crimes in the wake of the coronavirus, George Floyd race riots, and New York state’s new bail laws, that enable a wide range of criminal suspects charged with violent crimes to easily escape from pre-trial confinement in the jail system.