Cops arrested a man accused of four cases of attempted rape in one night in Crown Heights.
19-year-old Dennis Ofuoma, who lives in the Bronx, was arrested Monday for burglary, sexual abuse, and harassment, police said.
On his way to the 77th Precinct station, Ofuoma sneered a sexual comment at a reporter, according to the NY Daily News.
The incidents that Ofuoma is accused of happened between July 12 and July 13, and includes stalking women into their apartment buildings before trying to rape them. All four women fought off the suspect — including a knee to the groin — and didn’t sustain physical injuries, said cops.
The assault spree began just before midnight on July 12, when the suspect reportedly grabbed a 22-year-old woman outside an apartment building near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, cops said. He clamped his hand over her mouth, pushed her against the wall, and touched her while demanding sex, according to police. She successfully fought back and he fled the scene.
Then at 1am on July 13, he attacked a 29-year-old woman near St. Marks Avenue and New York Avenue, after following her home and pushing her inside as she opened the door. He attempted to wrap his arms around her body, but she fought him off, said cops.
An hour later, he followed a 22-year-old woman into an apartment building near Albany Avenue and Sterling Place. As she opened the door, he allegedly pushed her inside, clamped his hand over her mouth and dragged her to the floor before assaulting and threatening her with a knife. She kneed him in the groin, cops said, and he fled the building.
At 3:36am near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, he followed a 32-year-old woman onto the elevator, covered her mouth, and tried to pull her down. He ran off after she screamed, punched, and kicked him, cops said.
Police had previously released surveillance photos of the suspect wearing a baseball cap and a black T-shirt with white lettering spelling “F*** you, you f***ing f***”.
After repeated releases of video surveillance footage, a tipster helped police identify the suspect, reports the Daily.