Rockaway Man Pleads Guilty in Sex Assault – Rapes 62-year-old woman

A Rockaway Beach man plead guilty to first-degree rape in connection with his attack on a 62-year-old woman in Rockaway last year.

The defendant identified as Samuel Doctor, 24, of Beach 96 Street, plead guilty to first-degree rape before Queens Supreme

Court Justice Kenneth C. Holder. The judge further indicated that he would sentence Doctor to a determinate term of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on January 14, 2014.

According to the guilty plea, the 62-year-old female victim was in the vicinity of 91 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard at around 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, 2012, when Doctor grabbed her and shoved her into a metal barrier.  As the woman screamed, Doctor put his fingers inside her mouth and yanked on her lower lip. He then demanded that the woman give him money, put his hand under her dress, and ripped off her underwear.

The victim managed to break free from the defendant and attempted to get assistance but Doctor again approached her and, grabbing and pulling her by the hair, pushed her against the rear passenger side of a parked car and sexually assaulted her while telling her that he had a knife and threatened to hurt her if she screamed.  Doctor then fled on foot. He was arrested after DNA taken from the victim following the attack was matched to a DNA profile of Doctor that was in the DNA data bank as a result of a previous conviction. The defendant’s fingerprint was also recovered from the metal barrier and was matched to fingerprints of his that were on file with the NYPD.

If convicted, Doctor faces up to 20 years behind bars.


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