New York rape suspect Kashaan Parks in custody: police

A person responsible for the brutal suffocation and rape of a woman in New York is currently in custody, police said FOX 5 NY.

Police previously identified 39-year-old Kashaan Parks as the suspected attacker. The New York Post reported that he was the man arrested. According to police, he has already been arrested twice FOX 5 NY.

39-year-old Kashaan Parks

In a horrific video shared with multiple news outlets, the 45-year-old victim is attacked from behind on the sidewalk at East 152nd Street and Third Avenue in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx.

The attacker, who covered his face with a white towel, takes out a belt and puts it around the woman’s neck.

The man is seen pulling the woman to the ground and holding her until she loses consciousness before dragging her between two cars where he rapes her, police said.

According to the latest NYPD statistics, there has been a 5.1% increase in rapes this year. As of May 5, a total of 511 rapes were reported in the city.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or in Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at Twitter @NYPDTips.