Fourth man charged in sex attack on New York churchgoer
NEW YORK - A prosecutor says a fourth man has been arrested and charged in the robbery and sex attack of a woman heading home from her New York City church.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced the arrest Saturday. He said in a release that the men had a "pack-like mentality" when they attacked the 50-year-old woman on July 11 at gunpoint.
According to ABC7 New York, the suspects have been identified as 20-year-old Brandon Walker, 17-year-old Justin Williams,19-year-old Julisses Ginel and 20-year-old Isaiah Shorter. All three are facing multiple charges, including robbery, criminal sex act and sex abuse. Additionally, Ginel and Williams are separately charged in the armed robbery of three men the following evening.
Bail has been set at a half million dollars for two 20-year-olds, a 17-year-old and a 19-year-old. If convicted, they could face decades in prison.
Authorities say the woman was only a half block from the Celestial Church of Christ in the Jamaica section of Queens when she was robbed and forced to perform sex acts at about 10:30 p.m.