Cuomo’s New York: Inmate Arrested for Rape Days After Release from Jail

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An accused rapist who was released from Riker’s Island in New York because of the coronavirus has been arrested again for allegedly raping a woman in Brooklyn, just days after being released, according to Breitbart News.

Robert Pondexter, a 57-year-old who was in jail on rape charges was released under Governor Cuomo’s order to release thousands of inmates in order to comply with social distancing guidelines.

The New York Times reported that Pondexter was walking on a sidewalk when he allegedly forced a woman into a school parking lot.

According to law enforcement officials, Pondexter allegedly made the woman perform oral sex on him, choked her, and attempted to rape her.

The 58-year-old woman was able to kick Pondexter off of her. The attack happened just 10 days after Pondexter was released from Riker’s Island under Cuomo’s orders.

Pondexter has now been charged with rape, sexual abuse, and criminal possession of crack cocaine.

More from Breitbart:

The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office told News 12 that Pondexter’s “parole hold was lifted and he was released after it was revealed in court that his case was going to be dismissed because the victims were not cooperative,” explaining his release from Riker’s Island 10 days before the alleged rape.

As of April 20, New York City had released more than 1,500 inmates from prisons due to the coronavirus even as some crime, such as car theft, has skyrocketed in the midst of Cuomo’s statewide stay-at-home orders.