FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

 

Bronx Sex Offender Sentenced to 65 Years to Life for
Raping Senior Citizen inside her Brownsville Apartment

Helped Victim Carry Plant to Her Home, Then Sexually Assaulted Her

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez today announced that a 31-year-old Bronx man has been sentenced to 65 years to life in prison following his conviction on charges of predatory sexual assault and burglary for raping a 64-year-old woman inside her apartment in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Acting District Attorney Gonzalez said, “This defendant is a repeat sexual offender who is clearly a danger to society. This depraved, brutal and calculated attack on a senior citizen in the sanctity of her home justifies the lengthy sentence he received today.”

The Acting District Attorney identified the defendant as Darrell Kinard, 31, of Claremont Village in the Bronx. He was sentenced today by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Vincent Del Giudice to 65 years to life in prison following his conviction on March 13, 2017 of two counts of predatory sexual assault and one count of second-degree burglary as a sexually motivated felony after a jury trial. The defendant has been deemed a predatory felon, based on a prior conviction for which he was designated a level-3 sex offender, and faced a mandatory life sentence.

The Acting District Attorney said that, according to trial testimony, on March 26, 2015, at approximately 4 p.m., the defendant was in the lobby of the victim’s building in Brownsville, Brooklyn. He helped the 64-year-old victim carry a plant to her apartment. Once inside, the defendant raped the woman in the living room and again in the bedroom. When the victim locked herself in the bathroom, he punched the door and broke it open.

The defendant then forced the victim to bathe and to wash the sheets and her clothing. After he left, the victim, who suffered a bruised and swollen lip, went to the hospital, where a sexual assault evidence collection kit was performed. A DNA sample matched the defendant and he was apprehended in September 2015.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Deborah Cohen and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Payne, of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Bureau, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Miss Gregory, Chief.

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