Juan Scott plead guilty on Wednesday for sexual assaults committed in 2014.
By Sabina Mollot
On Monday, a man who sexually assaulted two women in the East Village and another in a Stuyvesant Town elevator was sentenced to 14 years behind bars.
Juan Scott, who’s the cousin of actress Rosario Dawson, pleaded guilty in June to the three attacks. One of the victims was a woman he was dating but the others, including the one from Stuyvesant Town, were women he followed home.
Prosecutors had hoped for a 20-year sentence for Scott, who assaulted the three women over a period of several months in 2014.
He was arrested on October 19, 2014, two days after attacking a 20-year-old NYU student in Stuyvesant Town.
(Pictured L-R) Hermit Hewitt, board chair, Lower East Side People’s Mutual Housing Association, Inc.; Alicia Glen, NYC deputy mayor; Molly Park, former HPD Commissioner of Development; Council Member Rosie Mendez, Claude L. Winfield, Community Board Six vice chairman (Photo by Photo by Michelle Deal Winfield)
By Michelle Deal Winfied
On Thursday, October 27 at 10:30 a.m., a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of Carmel Place, formerly referred to as Micro Apartments. Carmel Place is located at 335 East 27th Street next to Bellevue South Park.
Residents, elected officials and Community Board Six members attended the ceremony.
Kirk Goodrich, senior vice president and director of real estate development, Developer of Monadnock Development, LLC gave the opening remarks by saying, “This project was an opportunity to introduce choices while delivering fulfilling creative styles.”
Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen provided a brief history of the NYC’s efforts in constructing affordable housing units.
In her remarks she noted that Mayor Bill de Blasio has financed 55,309 affordable since taking office.