MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – A Bronx man is charged with three felonies stemming from an incident on April 29 where he picked up a female passenger in an unlicensed taxi and is accused of sexually assaulting her.
The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release that Jonathan Wallace, 32, of the Bronx is charged with rape in the first-degree, attempted criminal sexual assault in the first degree and rape in the third degree, all felonies. Wallace is also charged with unlawful imprisonment in the second degree, a misdemeanor.
The D.A.’s office said that at approximately 4:30 a.m. on April 29, Wallace picked up a woman in the area of E. 241st Street in the Bronx. Instead of taking her to her residence, the D.A.’s office said Wallace took her to the vicinity of S. 14th Avenue and W. 3rd Street in Mount Vernon. He is accused of claiming she was a prostitute, slapping her and then sexually assaulting her.
The victim was able to run away and report the incident to Mount Vernon Police. She was treated at Mount Vernon Hospital. The D.A.’s office said that Wallace’s DNA was found on the victim. His DNA was in the national DNA index system due to a previous felony conviction.
Wallace is due in court on Nov. 8.
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