JAMAICA, Queens — A fourth man has been arrested and charged in the robbery and sex attack of a woman heading home from her New York City church, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.
Brown announced the arrest Saturday. He said, in a news release, that the men’s crimes were “despicable and are deserving of significant punishment.
All four are accused of attacking a 50-year-old woman on July 11 at gunpoint.
“It is alleged that with a pack-like mentality they set upon a defenseless woman coming from church and subjected her to heinous acts of sexual abuse,” Brown said.
Isaiah Shorter, 20, of Jamaica, Queens, is the most recent man to be arrested, the DA said. He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted, and is being held on $500,000 bail.
Justin Williams, 17, Julisses Ginel, 19, and Brandon Walker, 20, were previously arrested. Bail was also set at half million dollars for them.
Authorities say the woman was only a half block from the Celestial Church of Christ in the Jamaica section of
Queens when she was robbed and forced to perform sex acts at about 10:30 p.m.