OLINVILLE, the Bronx — A man has been arrested in connection with the beating and sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl near Bronx Park that occurred last Monday, Oct. 24.
Shaun Lewis, 27, has been arrested and charged with attempted rape, assault, strangulation, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lewis allegedly met the girl the morning of Oct. 24 near the Gun Hill Road subway station. The two walked together to Bronx Park in the vicinity of Bronx Boulevard and East 213th Street.
It was there that he allegedly physically and sexually assaulted the girl. She suffered significant injuries to her head, and police believe her pelvis may have been broken during the incident. Police also said some of the girl’s teeth had been knocked out during the assault.
Lewis allegedly then fled east on East 213th Street. Police released surveillance video last week they believed showed the man they were searching for.
The girl was taken to Montefiore Medical Center Hospital in stable condition.
She told police she exited the No. 2 train and remembered waking up in a wooded area, possibly Bronx Park, with injuries.