NYC ‘sex fiend’ accused of rape gets ‘sweetheart’ plea deal, terrorizes 5 more victims in twisted crime spree

The remarkable thing about defund the police Democrats and progressive pro-criminal prosecutors is that those who feel the brunt of these misguided policies continue to vote these people into office.

Nowhere is that more apparent than in New York City, where a sex fiend was allowed to terrorize five people AFTER allegedly raping a teenage relative.

The suspect, Justin Washington, secured a sweetheart plea deal from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, according to the New York Post. Washington, 25, received a sentence of just 30 days in jail, along with five years of probation, for agreeing to plead down to a charge of coercion in the rape case.

He would then allegedly “sexually terrorize” five people in the Bronx just a month later, the newspaper said.

“But just a week before he was set to be sentenced Wednesday, Washington allegedly went on a sex-crime spree, attacking four women and a man near the homeless shelter where he was living in the Bronx,” the Post reported. “After finding out about the Sept. 15 arrest, prosecutors with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said they were reconsidering the sentence recommended with the plea deal — which some cops said should never have been offered in the first place.”

“How does a man who rapes an innocent teenage girl walk the streets to sexually attack [five] more innocent [people], including a homeless woman?” an anonymous Manhattan cop told the Post.

Another police source said that if convicted on the original charge of rape, Washington could have been locked up for up to 25 years.

“That is a sweet deal. He went from rape one and facing 25 years in jail, which is hard time, to 30 days,” the officer said. “What a joke.”

Even the coercion charge should have carried a stiffer sentence, with the maximum penalty being 16 months to four years behind bars, the paper noted.

Washington’s story is a case study on how woke prosecutors exploit the system. He was first charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching and jailed on a reduced $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 bond, even though prosecutors reportedly asked for a $100,000 bail. Prosecutors would later decide there was not enough evidence and reduced the charges to third-degree rape, cutting his bail to $12,000. After getting out, Washington would end up going on his twisted crime spree.

More from the Post:

The spree started at 8:20 a.m., when he crawled into an 18-year-old man’s window, put his hands in the man’s underwear and demanded money while gripping the victim’s buttocks, prosecutors alleged.  […]

About 40 minutes later, Washington allegedly crept up the fire escape of a building on Davidson Avenue and began banging on the apartment window of a 26-year-old woman… When the woman opened her curtains, she saw Washington masturbating on her fire escape, prosecutors alleged.

Half an hour later, Washington allegedly burst into a 49-year-old woman’s apartment in the same building and attempted to rape her, court records say…

Fifteen minutes later, Washington went to an apartment on Aqueduct Avenue, slipped his hand through a woman’s bathroom window, stole her underwear and then began masturbating, prosecutors said.

The disturbing rampage ended about five minutes later when Washington allegedly found his final victim — a homeless woman… He was caught on surveillance footage molesting the woman, pulling down her pants, touching her buttocks and masturbating, prosecutors said.

 

As a police source observed, there is little thought given to the victims of crime by those who inject equity into what they see as a racist criminal justice system.

“These were very traumatizing crimes and he shouldn’t have been allowed to walk the streets. What about the teenager?” the source said. “The DA should be coming up with programs for victims, not criminals.”

A spokesperson for Bragg’s office, Emily Tuttle, not only defended the sweetheart deal but held out on saying prosecutors will pursue a tougher course of action on the new charges.

“Our experienced sex crimes prosecutors conducted a thorough investigation and were in regular contact with the survivor’s family throughout this case. Based on the evidence, we determined that this was an appropriate plea to spare the young survivor from having to testify, while holding Washington accountable for his conduct,” Tuttle told the Post in an email.

“As the investigation into this week’s extremely disturbing allegations in the Bronx continues, we will determine whether to ask for a lengthier jail sentence,” she added.

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