HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A teenage Ohio tourist was raped over the weekend by a man who lured her to his rooftop for early morning drinks, law enforcement sources said Thursday.
The 17-year-old victim who was visiting New York from Ohio was approached allegedly by David Casarez, 32, at Port Authority Bus Terminal. He convinced her to go to his apartment about 6 a.m. Sunday, court documents reveal.
After a few beers, Casarez took the victim to the roof of a nearby building where they drank some more, according to a criminal complaint.
As the victim tried to leave, Casarez dragged her by her neck into a stairwell and told her, “You’re not going anywhere,” the complaint states.
Casarez pulled off the woman’s clothes before forcing her to have sex, the complaint states.
He was charged with rape and criminal sex act. Bail was set at $30,000 after his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on July 18. He is scheduled to return to court July 22.