Man arrested at JFK after using stun gun to attack ex-girlfriend

A rape suspect got passed TSA screening with a stun gun in his carry-on bag on Wednesday, but was arrested just before boarding his flight to London. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
A rape suspect got passed TSA screening with a stun gun in his carry-on bag on Wednesday, but was arrested just before boarding his flight to London. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

A 23-year-old man has been charged for using a stun gun to subdue his ex-girlfriend at her Queens apartment and then sexually assaulting her. He was arrested Wednesday at Kennedy International Airport where he tried to flee with the stun gun still in his carry-on bag.

Prodromos Vasilopoulos, of Athens, Greece, was trying to board a flight to London after he attacked his former girlfriend inside her Jamaica, Queens apartment earlier this week, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The suspect was able to pass through TSA screening with the weapon in his bag, raising some questions about how he got passed security. He was arrested near the boarding gate.

Vasilopoulos allegedly posed as a UPS delivery man to gain entry into the 19-year-old victim’s apartment on Tuesday. He allegedly jolted her with the stun gun and then shoved his fingers in her mouth to stop her from screaming. He then took her to her bedroom and placed a pillow over her face to stop her from breathing before sexually assaulting her.

The suspect also allegedly made 200 calls and text messages to the victim between Feb. 16 and Feb. 21 in which he threatened to make her pay for breaking up with him.

He is charged with predatory sexual assault, first-degree burglary, second-degree assault, strangulation and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is also charged in second complaint with second-degree aggravated harassment and second-degree harassment.


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