10 years in state PRISON
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Andrew R. Belle
The defendant grabbed her breasts and the victim screamed.
The defendant then covered her mouth and pinched her nostrils closed so that she could not breathe.
The victim struggled with the defendant, trying to wrestle free of his grasp and the defendant struck the victim on the back of her head with a beer bottle causing excessive bleeding.
The defendant then repeatedly rubbed his erect penis against the victim from behind and she continued to scream for help.
To prevent the victim from screaming, the defendant dragged the victim to a nearby alley way where he then slammed her head against a brick wall four times.
The victim’s cries for help were heard by nearby witnesses who then came to her aid.
defendant ran away from the scene with eyewitnesses in pursuit, and was
cornered in a rear patio of a restaurant at
Port Chester Police were contacted during the chase and responded to the scene and the defendant was subsequently arrested.
The victim was taken to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.
Upon his release from prison, the defendant must register as Sex Offender and will also be on post-release supervision for ten years.
Second Deputy District Attorney Patricia Murphy, Chief of the Superior Court Trial Division, and Assistant District Attorney Joyce Miller of the Sex Crimes Bureau prosecuted the case.