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Defendant: Folarin Soluade (DOB 05/29/83)

(Oct. 16, 2020) -- Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Folarin Soluade of Yonkers was indicted for burglary as a sexually motivated crime, sexual abuse, and public lewdness in a Nepperhan Avenue apartment building in June.

Specifically, a Westchester County Grand Jury indictment charges Soluade with:

  • Burglary in the Second Degree as a Sexually Motivated Felony, a class C felony
  • Burglary in the Second Degree, a class C felony
  • Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony
  • Public Lewdness, a misdemeanor

Soluade appeared before Judge George Fufidio via Skype. A temporary order of protection was issued and bail remains as previously set. The defendant is due back in Court on Jan. 12, 2021.

Background
The charges against Folarin Soluade involve two separate victims on the same day.
On June 24, 2020, before 10 a.m., Folarin Soluade knocked on doors in a Nepperhan Avenue apartment building in Yonkers to gain entry. A woman resident let him into her apartment believing his was there to fix a pipe. Instead, inside the apartment, he exposed himself by dropping his pants. As she screamed and ran into the hallway, he followed the victim and attacked her. While still unclothed, he pinned her against the wall and tried to take off her pants. Another resident intervened and Soluade fled through the building to the parking garage. There another woman was parking her car and he exposed himself to her. That victim called the police. When Yonkers Police arrived, the first defendant saw their cars and reported the attack on her.

Superior Court Trial Division Assistant District Attorney Kerrie Williams, Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Bureau, is prosecuting the case.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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