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On August 7th, at approximately 9:33 a.m., New Rochelle Police Officers responded to 81 Lefevres Lane (Five Islands Park) on the report of a sexual assault. The victim, a female juvenile, was located and treated for her injuries at a local hospital. The victim stated an unknown male had followed her down Main Street to the park. She was grabbed from behind and assaulted. A female adult witnessed what was occurring and interceded causing the perpetrator to flee the scene. Patrol units began to canvass for the suspect.
New Rochelle Police Detectives were able to locate the perpetrator at approximately 2:00 p.m. in the vicinity of New Rochelle High School. The perpetrator, a 15-year-old male juvenile, was arrested without incident. Detectives were then able to link the perpetrator to an assault that occurred on August 4th, at 5:37 p.m. on Soundview Street in New Rochelle. In that incident the perpetrator similarly followed a female juvenile. He attacked her from behind and brought her to the ground. Two citizens witnessed what was transpiring and called out scaring the suspect off. In both attacks the attacker was unknown to the victim.
Charges: August 7th incident- Aggravated Sexual Abuse in the 4th Degree E/F, Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation A/M, Forcible Touching
Charges: August 4th incident - Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation A/M and Forcible Touching.