Man Accused of Twice Assaulting Woman and Raping 13-Year-Old Girl in Brooklyn – NBC New York

A man has been charged with allegedly sexually abusing a woman twice in the past month and raping a 13-year-old girl in September 2021, Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced.

Both victims were unknown to the defendant.

Miguel James, 42, of Brooklyn, was charged with criminal sexual act in the first degree, assault in the second degree, sexual abuse in the first degree, robbery in the second degree, forcible contact, rape in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child and related charges.

“He is charged with three horrific and violent sex crimes, including raping an innocent girl and repeatedly sexually assaulting a stranger. We will vigorously prosecute this suspected serial sexual predator to keep the people of Brooklyn safe,” said District Attorney Eric Gonzalez.

According to research, on May 27, 2022, at approximately 2:00 am, in the vicinity of St. Marks Avenue near East New York Avenue, the defendant, who was in a car, offered the 54-year-old woman, who was walking home, a ride. After she refused, the defendant allegedly got out of her vehicle, pushed her to the ground and forced her to perform a sexual act.

The defendant then got into his car and left the scene, but approximately 15 minutes later, while the victim was walking in the vicinity of St. Marks Avenue y Howard Avenuethe man allegedly saw her, got out of his vehicle and abused her again, this time stealing her cell phone.

Later that morning, the victim told a neighbor about the assault and the neighbor called the police. The victim was taken to Brookdale Hospital. She was treated for a broken wrist and other injuries.

Following a police investigation, the defendant was arrested on June 1, 2022. He was also accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in her apartment on September 8, 2021. The victim’s friend was known to the defendant.

He was ordered held without bail and returned to court on August 10, 2022.

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