Woman raped, tied up in E. 14th St. apt.

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

An East Village woman was raped and tied up inside her East 14th Street apartment over the weekend, police said.

Police said a 20-year-old woman woke up in her apartment between First and Second Avenues on Saturday around 2:30 a.m. to a man standing over her demanding money. According to the New York Post, the man was masked and dressed in black and said, “Shut up and do what I say or I’ll point something at you,” then sexually assaulted her.

The woman said that after he raped her, he demanded to know how much money was in her bank account because he needed $1,000 and when she said that she didn’t have that much, he reportedly bound her with duct tape, the Post said.

Police said that he took her iPhone, laptop and credit card before fleeing her apartment. According to the cops, the woman was able to free herself from the tape and when she couldn’t find her phone, ran into the nearby Papaya Dog at the northwest corner of East 14th Street and First Avenue to call the police around 3 a.m.

She was treated at nearby Beth Israel Hospital and has since stopped cooperating with police in the investigation. No arrests have been made.

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2 thoughts on “Woman raped, tied up in E. 14th St. apt.

  1. Respectfully: I am deeply concerned about the “has since stopped cooperating” detail in this story. Hasn’t she been victimized enough without the police complaining about how much information/detail she is capable of sharing after her traumatic event? Do we know if the victim is potentially further harmed emotionally, professionally or socially by an unverified accusation by the NYPD that she is “not cooperative”?

    And I do understand that this is information you probably got from the 13th Precinct, but they should not have said it and it was a mistake to not exercise the discretion of editing it out of the details, since it is not relevant to the crime report.

    The public should know that this monstrous thing happened and this maniac is still out there – I hope he is brought to justice and that the victim recovers from her injuries and her emotional trauma.

    My hope is that you update the story without this detail, and if you do I give you full permission to remove this comment and to consider the matter satisfied.

    • Clearly, you have no idea what transpired here. Just as likely as your scenario, is this one. Perhaps the NYPD investigation into the incident turned up some inconsistencies in her story and as a result she clammed up and stopped cooperating. I can come up with many more scenarios that are just as plausible as anything you’ve said. Notice however that I am not chastising the reporter or vilifying the police over a very common statement (most likely factual, not as you said an “unverified accusation by the NYPD that she is “not cooperative”) by police sources. If you can verify anything you said I give you full permission to to remove this comment and to consider the matter satisfied.

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