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Nov. 2, 2012 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Jonathan Wallace (DOB 05/26/80) of 3081 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York, was arraigned on a four count indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Rape in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
  • one count of Attempted Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “C” Felony,
  • one count of Rape in the Third Degree, a class “E” Felony,
  • one count of Unlawful Imprisonment in the Second Degree, a class “A” Misdemeanor.

On April 29th, 2012, at approximately 4:30 am, the defendant, a purported operator of a “gypsy” cab, picked up the victim in the area of East 241st in the Bronx.

Instead of taking the victim to her residence, he took her to the vicinity of South 14th Avenue and West 3rd Street in Mount Vernon and stopped the car.

The defendant then demanded money from the victim, claimed she was a prostitute and began to slap and then to sexually assault her.

The victim was finally able to flee, immediately reporting the assault to Mount Vernon Police and was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital.

The defendant’s identity was determined when his DNA profile, which was in CODIS, the national DNA index system, as a result of a previous felony conviction, was linked forensically to evidence in this case.

The defendant was subsequently arrested by the New York City Police on an unrelated gun charge.

Mount Vernon detectives questioned the defendant who was then arrested for the rape.

Bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond.

His next court date will be on November 8th, 2012.

The defendant faces a maximum sentence of twenty five years in state prison on the top count of the indictment.

Assistant District Attorney Michelle Lopez, Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

 

 

Jonathan Wallace
Jonathan Wallace

In compliance with Disciplinary Rule 7-107A of the Code of Professional Responsibility, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.