Ozone Park Man Pleads Guilty in Gunpoint Rape

Ozone Park Man Pleads Guilty in Gunpoint Rape

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George Persaud, 24, has pleaded guilty to first-degree rape.

By Forum Staff

An Ozone Park man recently admitted to raping a woman at gunpoint in Jamaica last December, Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan said.

George Persaud, 24, has pleaded guilty to first-degree rape. Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter has indicated that he would sentence Persaud on Oct. 3 to 17 years in prison, followed by 15 years’ post-release supervision.

According to the charges, on Dec. 29, 2018, around 11:45 p.m., Persaud approached the victim, 40, on the street and displayed what appeared to be a black firearm and said “Don’t do anything stupid or I’ll kill you.” He then proceeded to sexually assault the victim.

According to court records, Persaud directed the victim to a nearby gas station where he forced her to perform a sex act. At one point, Persaud appeared to let the woman leave, but as she moved away from him he followed her to her vehicle, forced her into the back seat of the car, forced her again to perform a sex act and raped her.

According to the court records, Persaud took the victim’s car keys and drove the two of them to an alleyway on 100th Street. When he exited the car to relieve himself, he took the keys with him locking her inside. At that time, the victim remembered she had a spare key in her handbag, retrieved it and drove away from the scene.

Ryan noted that fingerprints retrieved from the interior rear driver’s side window of the victim’s car were matched to Persaud.

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