Police arrest, charge Queens man linked to multiple rapes

A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection to three separate rapes with two of those victims being 15 year old, according to the NYPD.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2023, 12:30 PM

Updated 499 days ago

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A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged in connection to three separate rapes with two of those victims being 15 years old, according to the NYPD.
Andres Portilla was arrested on Jan. 6, and is facing a slew of charges including rape, kidnapping, assault, sexual abuse and act in manner injurious to a child. According to the criminal complaint, Portilla is accused of physically terrorizing his victims.
The first incident took place in September with a 15-year-old girl who was living with Portilla. Police say the teen was reported missing in August from Long Island. Portilla is accused of repeatedly assaulting the teen with a wrench and raping her multiple times.
Then on Dec. 16, he lured a second 15-year-old girl into his car. The complaint states she was blind folded and later raped. It's unclear how long she was held in the car.
The most recent attack took place on New Year's Day. A 21-year-old woman encountered Portilla, and he offered to charge her phone in his car. Once inside, he allegedly locked her in, beat her with a wrench and raped her.
According to the criminal complaint, Portilla released the 21-year-old woman on Jan. 4 and she informed the police of the ordeal, which ultimately led to his arrest.
Police are investigating into the possibility of additional victims and urge anyone with any information to contact them.


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