Saturday, April 3, 2010

UPDATE: Arrest in Recent Rape Cases (79th & 88th Precinct)

******Update 04/03/2010 0315 hours******

The following suspect was arrested and charged in regards to the above investigation:

Dupree Nicholson, M/B/26
75 Hanson Place

Charges: Rape, Criminal Sex Act, Assault, Robbery

From the Office of Council Member Letitia James, 4/3/10:

NYPD Makes Arrest In Relation To Recent Sexual Assaults

(Brooklyn, NY)-  Council Member Letitia James commends the 79th and 88th Police Precincts on their swift arrest of the man who is believed to be responsible for two recent sexual assaults in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The suspect was taken into police custody on Friday, April 1st.

The assaults, which took place on March 16th and March 23rd, were committed in the 'border area' between the 79th and 88th Police Precincts. Council Member James previously called for further undercover detail and general police presence in this area.

"I applaud both the 79th and 88th precincts for their joint efforts in bringing about a speedy arrest, though I remain concerned that this individual seemed to be conscious of the gap that exists in these few blocks between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill," said Council Member James. "It is clear that we must do what we can to prevent any similar occurrences, and I continue to call for more police presence throughout the district."

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