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Man arrested after claims of rape, assault at Bronx hotel

A New York man, who apparently has an extensive criminal past, was arrested late yesterday for the alleged rape and assault of a tourist. The 26-year-old man was apparently already on parole.

The alleged incident happened at the Howard Johnson hotel in the Tremont section of the Bronx early on Wednesday morning. A 33-year-old woman, who was reportedly in town for job interviews and staying at the Howard Johnson, claims that she encountered the man on a train at East 14th Street and Union Square early that morning.

The woman says that the man followed her back to her hotel. He allegedly knocked on her door at about 4 a.m. that morning, and she claims that he forced his way into the room and violently raped her.

A man wearing a baseball cap - apparently the suspect - was caught on surveillance cameras. The woman also apparently identified him with a series of tattoos, including one that depicts his first name.

The man is facing a variety of charges, including rape, robbery, strangulation and assault. According to media reports, police acted on a tip and arrested the man at his regularly scheduled parole meeting. He was then brought in for questioning and put in a lineup. Although he had previously been arrested for a shooting, he had never seen charges for sex offenses. Since he was already on parole, there will likely be serious consequences if he is convicted.

Source: WPIX, "Detectives attend parole meeting to arrest alleged tourist rapist," Mario Diaz, July 12, 2012

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