Police say that they have arrested the man wanted for two rapes in and around Clinton Hill last month.
Cops announced that they had arrested Dupree Nicholson, 26, of Fort Greene and charged him with rape, sexual assault and robbery stemming from two alleged attacks.
The first incident was on March 16, when a 56-year-old woman was raped at gunpoint at around 1 am near Fulton Street and Franklin Avenue. Police say that the creep forced the woman into a nearby park, where he then sexually assaulted her and struck her in the head with his gun.
Seven days later, a 42-year-old woman was brutally attacked in Clinton Hill.
According to police, the victim was on Gates Avenue between Classon Avenue and Irving Place at around 4:30 am when the hooded brute dragged her across the street and then raped and sodomized her in a vacant lot between two buildings.
Police did not reveal any details about the arrest of Nicholson, who lives on Hanson Place, but the arrest itself was enough to earn praise from Councilwoman Letitia James (D–Fort Greene), who has sometimes been critical of the NYPD.
“I applaud both the 79th and 88th precincts for … a speedy arrest, though I remain concerned that this individual seemed to be conscious of the gap that exists in these few blocks between Bedford-Stuyvesant and Clinton Hill,” she said.
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