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Feb. 11, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that year old Javon Roberts (DOB 6/17/99) of 113 S.14th Ave., Mount Vernon New York has been arraigned today on a 28 count indictment charging him with:

  • two counts of Rape in the First Degree, class "B" Felonies,
  • twelve counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, class "B" Felonies,
  • two counts of Kidnapping in the Second Degree, class "B" Felonies
  • two counts of Kidnapping in the Second Degree As a Sexually Motivated Felony, class "B" Felonies,
  • one count of Attempted Rape in the First Degree, a class "C" Felony,
  • two counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, class "D" Felonies,
  • one count of Attempted Assault in the Second Degree, a class "E" Felony,
  • two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree, class "E" Felonies,
  • two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Fourth Degree, class "A" Misdemeanors,
  • one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a class "A" Misdemeanor,
  • one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a class "A" Misdemeanor.

"The brutal and violent acts this defendant is alleged to have committed against these two victims, one an 11-year-old girl, are extremely dangerous and disturbing. We are thankful for the excellent detective work and forensic analysis performed in this case and we are most grateful for the courage displayed by these two victims in coming forward to assist in holding this defendant accountable for the depraved crimes he is accused of committing," said District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

On Oct. 20, 2014 between 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm the defendant abducted a 23-year-old female walking home from work in Mount Vernon.

Placing a knife to her throat he attempted to rape her but then determining that they were too exposed at their current location, forced her to come with him to the Grimes Elementary School Building located at 58 South 10th St.

There the defendant forced his victim to perform oral sex on him and then forcibly anally sodomized her multiple times.

At the conclusion of the attack, the defendant walked the victim to the corner and let her leave. She immediately notified police who then attempted to locate the defendant to no avail.

On Dec/ 4, 2014, an 11-year-old female was walking home from a Christmas concert at a local library in Mount Vernon at approximately 8 pm. The defendant abducted her and once again took his victim to the grounds of the Grimes Elementary School. In a stairwell adjacent to the playground, the defendant pulled out a knife and forced the child to perform oral sex on him whereupon he also raped and anally sodomized her multiple times.

When the child screamed in pain, the defendant said "Shut up or I will kill you". The entire attack went on for approximately two hours.

The victim was eventually let go. Police had no leads. Later, police interviewed the defendant on an unrelated investigation. The water bottle he drank from was handed over to the Westchester County Crime lab. Forensics was able to link the defendant to the two sexual attacks.

The defendant was remanded.

His next court appearance will be on May 12, 2015.

He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

Although the defendant is being tried in Criminal Court as he is under 16 years old, the defendant is considered a juvenile offender.

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, Deputy Bureau Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Mary Clark-DiRusso of the Child Abuse Bureau are prosecuting the case.


Javon Roberts

Javon Roberts


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