Potential Sexual Assault Suspect Not Questioned Because “He Didn’t Want To Answer”


A suspect in a New York sexual assault case was released by police after just a few minutes.  Why?  He decided he didn’t want to answer any questions.

Via Feministe, a Brooklyn blog reports that the victim, “[W]as returning home from her job at a Manhattan night club when she exited the 4th Avenue/9th Street F/G station. As she walked on 16th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues she noticed a man was following her, but thought that she’d shaken him. Soon after, the man jumped at and groped her. Neighbors heard the young woman scream, and as they ran outside, the assailant fled. He didn’t get far though — a neighbor cornered him on Prospect Ave and 3rd Ave. ”

According to a news report, the suspect was allowed to leave once the police arrived because he told them he didn’t want to talk to them. “‘I was just (beep) off that the cops didn’t do anything about the guy,’ said Donald Harrington, the witness. ‘They came up here, I told them where the girl was and they just kept on going. They said they had no victim even though we call them back. We took the girl down we spoke to the police and they said the guy didn’t want to be questioned so they let him go.’”

Possibly responding to community pressure, the police now are releasing video surveillance of the alleged attacker, in the hopes of pursuing an investigation.  There is no word if the investigation is off again if the suspect says he doesn’t feel like talking.


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Charli S.
Charlotte S6 years ago

If police will not do their jobs then people take the law into their own hands. I will never be assaulted and the perverts avoiding justice again because I will take care of the problem. These police officers should be talked to by their superior.

Hartson Doak
Hartson Doak6 years ago

I'm going to play the Devil's advocate here. Don't get mad at me. Why officers that woman brushed against me and then started yelling. She's a pervert that hates men and will do this sort of thing to get any one male into trouble. I know that this is a remote possibility. But, the police are not that stupid to let this perv go just because he would not answer their questions. Maybe they did not want to do anything since it was so close to the end of their shift.

Annmari Lundin
Annmari Lundin6 years ago

Being groped, forcibly kissed, touched without your consent, raped, etc. It doesn't matter. If someone attacks a woman that screams and others come to her rescue and even get the "alleged" perp, the cops should at least bring him to the police station and not just take his word for what accured. "Oh, you see officers, it was nothing, just a little Saturday night role playing. It's OK, you can go". Is that what happened?

Dresia Vaughn
Dresia Vaughn6 years ago

Just what I thought, goes to show you how stupid and ignorant the policeman are, the ones that's supposed to protect you, catch the criminal/s but instead, let him go because he doesn't want to talk! If this is true, the police involved in letting this would be and future rapist go, should turn in their badge and go work for a much lower paying job since their low life showed no concern or care. Women, start arming yourselves since we are easy targets to rape and get away with. Blow their ass away if you have too. It’s your life and no one has the right to invade your body and harming you with physical force and possibly killing you afterwards. Since the dam police are scared themselves, every man is for himself in this time, protect yourself, do what you have to do to save yourself and your family. That will get the police attention then sad to say. Rape is on the rise, even with young children, and unless we protect ourselves and our families, the BASTARDS will continue to get away with rape after rape after rape until someone blow a bullet in their ass and that’s one less scum bag mother f*cker off our streets.

Sarah M.
Sarah M6 years ago

WTF cops?!

Martha Eberle
Martha Eberle6 years ago

HUH?!!!!!!! Dumb cops.

Olivia Lim
Olivia Lim6 years ago

holy crap, how did the cops become cops if they're that stupid?

Chandra K.
Paula P6 years ago

What on earth?!

ELois P.
ELois P.6 years ago

A woman(person), was assaulted, the "police" was informed and they didn't persue an investigation because the ssupect stated that he , 'didn't want to answer any questions'?



Jennifer G.
Jennifer G6 years ago

All the cops involved in letting this creep go should be fired. Next thing you know they will be letting murder suspects go because they "didn't want to talk"