peekskill man convicted of rape




Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced that Gregory Hicks (DOB 07/05/59) of 1431 Park Street, Peekskill, New York, was convicted today on charges of:


  • one count of Rape in the First Degree, a class “B” Felony,
  • two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, class “B” Felonies,
  • one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a class “D” Felony,


relating to the rape of a female acquaintance.


On October 22, 2010, at approximately 10:30 pm, the victim and the defendant, were in a laundry room at 1431 Park Street in Peekskill.


The defendant kissed the victim, an acquaintance, and attempted to undress her.


When she stated she did not want to have sex, the defendant became enraged and punched and kicked the victim, forcing her to the ground.


During the brutal attack, the defendant forcibly raped and sodomized the victim.


The defendant subsequently fled the scene.


Citizens heard the victim’s cries for help and contacted police.


Peekskill Police found the defendant outside the apartment complex within minutes of the assault and brought him to police headquarters for questioning.


The defendant was subsequently arrested and charged.


The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.


The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in state prison on each of the top charges.


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



Gregory Hicks