A Brooklyn man has been sentenced to twenty years behind bars for raping a lady inside a Brownsville park.
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An East New York man beforehand convicted of theft and rape in a Brownsville park has been sentenced to twenty years to life because of constructive DNA proof, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez introduced Wednesday.
Jason Lopez was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Donald Leo and was convicted of each third-degree theft and first-degree rape after a trial in May.
According to proof, at roughly 2 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2018, Lopez approached a 20-year-old lady close to Herzl Street and Dumont Avenue whereas she was making an attempt to assist her pal get dwelling after a celebration.
The defendant allegedly provided to assist the 2 girls, hailing a cab for the sufferer’s pal earlier than providing to stroll the sufferer dwelling himself. The defendant then grabbed the sufferer’s hand and led her to Betsy Head Park.
There, the defendant requested the sufferer if she wished to have intercourse. When she refused, the defendant pushed her onto the bottom and raped her, in keeping with the DA’s office. After the assault, the defendant stole the sufferer’s purse and cellphone, fleeing the scene when she started to yell.
The sufferer instantly reported the crimes to a bystander who then known as 911 and introduced her to the close by 73rd Precinct.
DNA from the sufferer’s sexual assault proof equipment matched that of the defendant’s which was in police data from a previous felony conviction. He was arrested on Dec. 15, 2018.
“This was a horrific attack that left a young woman traumatized and a community shaken. With today’s sentence, the defendant is held accountable for this deplorable crime,” Gonzalez stated in a press release. “I am committed to bringing to justice those who commit such brutal acts of sexual violence.”