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Bronx man indicted for attempted rape and strangulation of 15-year-old girl: DA

“She fought very hard against her attacker and we will fight just as hard to get justice for her," the Bronx DA said.
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A Bronx man was indicted on Tuesday in conniction with two attacks, including a brutal assault and attempted rape on a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.

Shaun Lewis, 27 was charged with 21 counts, including attempted rape, attempted sexual abuse, strangulation, forcible touching and assault.

Lewis is accused of telling the girl to “touch it” after exposing himself to her in Bronx Park on Oct. 24. When she refused, he allegedly strangled her and beat her, breaking her jaw. When she woke up, he had removed her pants and underwear, according to prosecutors. Lewis then allegedly grabbed the teen’s breast before fleeing.

“The defendant allegedly brutally beat this young girl, inflicting severe injuries that she continues to recover from,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark said. “She fought very hard against her attacker and we will fight just as hard to get justice for her, and for the second victim who suffered a vicious beating when he allegedly robbed her cell phone.”

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Lewis is also charged with robbery, sexually motivated felony and assault for the April cellphone robbery of a woman who was knocked unconscious and woke up without her pants.

Lewis is being held without bail and is due back in court on March 7. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

 
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