NYPD: Bronx man arrested in attempted rape pattern
A Bronx man was arrested Monday in connection with an attempted rape pattern in the Bronx.
Rashaid Todman, 37, is facing charges of attempted rape, sex abuse and three counts of forcible touching, according to police.
News 12 reported that the attacks happened in Concourse Village within an hour of each other on Saturday. The more recent incident happened around 7 p.m. near Morris Avenue and East 174th Street outside a deli and hair salon.
Surveillance video shows the suspect struggling with a woman before eventually pushing her to the ground. Police say the man pulled down the victim’s pants, grabbed her genitals and tried to sexually assault her before she was able to fight him off.
Another attack happened blocks away inside an apartment building near East 177th Street. Police say the same man went up to a different woman and touched her genitals. That victim was able to eventually get away.
Police say the suspect fled from both scenes after the women resisted.