The suspect in a rape case in Brooklyn, whom police identified as Mowngly Lucas.
Queens homeless man chared in Brooklyn rape
BROOKLYN — A homeless man
who lived at a Queens shelter faces up to
25 years in prison for brutally raping a
woman near the Prospect Park Parade
Ground last month, according to Brooklyn’s
A grand jury charged the defendant,
Mowngly Lucas, 28, with a top count of
predatory sexual assault on Dec. 20, following
his alleged assault of the 59-yearold
victim on Nov. 18.
Prosecutors said that Lucas resided
at an unidentified Queens shelter at
the time of the incident. The NYPD announced
his place of residence as 112-36
Roosevelt Ave., which is the location of a
Best Western Plus hotel.
According to Brooklyn District Attorney
Eric Gonzalez, Lucas allegedly
put the woman in a chokehold on Parkside
Avenue near Parade Place at 5 a.m.
before telling her, “I have a knife. I just
got out of jail and I don’t care, so follow
what I told you.”
Lucas then allegedly pulled down
the woman pants and raped her on the
sidewalk, before dragging her behind a
bench, ordering her onto her hands and
knees, and raping her again, law enforcement
sources said alleged.
But the attack did not end there, according
to Gonzalez. Police said that Lucas
allegedly dragged the woman by her
neck to a van parked nearby, entered it
with her after breaking a window, and
raped her for a third time inside the vehicle,
before grabbing money from her
purse and fleeing.
Police apprehended Lucas with help
from an anonymous tip received after
they released surveillance footage of
him, Gonzalez’s spokeswoman Helen Peterson
Supreme Court Justice William Miller
ordered Lucas held on $500,000 bail,
and he is due back in court on Feb. 19.
— Colin Mixson
Man fatally struck while crossing Ridgewood street
RIDGEWOOD — A Ridgewood man
died of his injuries after he was hit by a
car while trying to cross the street last
month, police announced on Thursday.
According to authorities, at 7:13 p.m.
on Nov. 26, officers from 104th Precinct
responded to a 911 call regarding a motor
vehicle collision involving a pedestrian
struck at the intersection of Grove Street
and Cypress Avenue.
Upon their arrival, the officers saw
emergency personnel providing care
to 52-year-old Jorge Segundo of Greene
Avenue, who was suffering from head
EMS rushed Segundo to Elmhurst
Hospital Center, where he died of his injuries
An investigation found that Segundo
was crossing Grove Street at the crosswalk
just before the collision. A gray 2006
Honda CRV, operated by a 22-year-old
man, was turning left onto Grove Street
from Cypress Avenue, striking Segundo.
The driver remained at the scene
following the collision. He was issued a
summons for failure to yield to a pedestrian.
No arrests have been made at this
time. The investigation is ongoing.
— Emily Davenport
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