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July 14, 2015 -- Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Javon Roberts (DOB 6/17/99) of 113 S.14th Ave., Mount Vernon New York pled guilty today to the top counts of the indictment charging him with:

  • one count of Rape in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
  • one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,

“The brutal and violent acts this defendant perpetrated against these two victims, one an 11 year old girl, belie the courage displayed by these women in coming forward. Additionally, excellent detective work and forensic analysis led to this defendant being held accountable for the depraved crimes he committed,” said District Attorney Janet DiFiore.

On Oct. 20, 2014 between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. 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 Street.

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 p.m. 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’s remand is continued.

Sentencing will be on Sept. 1, 2015.

Although the defendant is being tried in Criminal Court as he was less than 16 years old at the time of the crimes, the defendant is considered a juvenile offender, thus he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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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