Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Suspect Arrested In FDR Sex Assault

Suspect Kentrel Whitaker (Photo/DCPI)
Police arrested Kentrel Whitaker, 32, who is suspected of sexually assaulting a 73-year-old woman while jogging on the FDR Drive near 11 Street in East Harlem on September 15, 2010. According to police the woman was approached from behind and thrown to the ground, before being sexually assaulted.  (Photo: NYPD)


A cold-hearted ex-con was collared yesterday for grabbing a 73-year-old jogger from behind and sexually assaulting her in East Harlem two weeks ago, police said, according to the New York Daily News. 

Kentrel Whitaker, 32, threw the woman on the ground in the 6:40 a.m. attack on a footpath near the FDR Drive and E.111th St. on Sept. 15, police said.

Sources said investigators identified Whitaker as the suspect after his DNA matched evidence found at the crime scene.

Whitaker's genetic sample was logged in a database with that of other convicted criminals. He has a rap sheet that stretches more than 10 years and includes arrests for trespassing, drug possession and disorderly conduct, documents show.

Two housing cops spotted and cuffed Whitaker about 6 p.m. near his home on 105th St. near First Ave. He was charged with first-degree rape and assault, police said.

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New York Daily News - September 28, 2010 - By Joe Kemp

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DNAinfo - September 28, 2010 - By Jennifer Glickel

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