THOMAS BOKER, M/B/29
393 JEROME STREET, APT 6
Police nab Brooklyn rape suspect
BY DORIAN BLOCK and ALISON GENDAR
NY DAILY NEWS Saturday, 3/22/08
A suspected serial rapist was busted Friday after cops lifted his fingerprints from a windowsill of a Brooklyn housing complex, police said.
Those prints matched Thomas Boker, a 29-year-old with a record of guns and drug sales, police said.
Boker was arrested at a girlfriend's apartment in East New York.
"Finally, justice is going to be done," said the older sister of a 19-year-old woman raped early Thursday morning in a stairwell of the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville.
Boker's fingerprints were found on a window in a stairwell where the 19-year-old victim said she was attacked.
Police believe Boker not only attacked the teen but raped a 30-year-old woman at knifepoint March 6 in the same Brooklyn complex.
The first victim picked Boker out of a lineup, sources said.
DNA recovered in the first assault also matched DNA evidence taken in a series of 2006 livery cab robberies in which Boker was a suspect.
Police are also investigating whether Boker is the same man who has been stalking and harassing women in the neighborhood over the past month.
While in custody Friday, Boker lost control and started banging his head against the wall, police said. He was taken to the hospital last night.Full story here.