Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted For Raping 12-Year-Old Girl In Motel


Defendant Allegedly Lured Victim into His Car by Falsely Claiming He Was a Cop


          Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted for sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in a motel in the Bronx.


        District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant allegedly told the young girl he was a cop in order to lure her into his car. He then took her to a motel where he sexually assaulted her. We will pursue justice for the victim, who has been profoundly traumatized by the sexual attack.”


         District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Carlos Medina, 51, of 620 Reiss Place, was arraigned today on four counts of Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, first-degree and second-degree Rape, three counts of first-degree Criminal Sexual Act, three counts of second-degree Criminal Sexual Act, first-degree Sexual Abuse, four counts of Sexual Misconduct, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and second-degree Criminal Impersonation before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. He is due back in court on May 13, 2019.


According to the investigation, on January 4, 2019, near 1141 Elder Avenue, the defendant allegedly came across the victim, who was alone and had just arrived from Connecticut, and told her he was a cop and that he could help her. Medina then took the girl to a motel located at 2815 Westchester Avenue, where he engaged in a series of sexual acts with the child. After spending several hours in the motel, the defendant took the victim to his home and she was later dropped off at 1141 Elder Avenue, where 911 was called. The young girl was taken to a Bronx hospital and a Sexual Offense Evidence Collection Kit was taken.


The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Kathleen Baer of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, under the supervision of Rachel Ferrari, Chief of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, and under the overall supervision of Joseph Muroff, Chief of the Special Victims Division. District Attorney Clark thanked Detective Timothy Hoffman of the NYPD Child Abuse Squad for his assistance in the investigation.


An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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