The brute who tried to rape an upstate nurse who got here to town to assist with the coronavirus outbreak was arrested and charged Monday night time for the vicious crime, police stated.
Jason Roberts, 35, of the Bronx, allegedly attacked the 32-year-old lady on Friday night time after following her inside a Manhattan residence constructing on 149th Road and Broadway, the NYPD and police sources have stated.
Roberts allegedly punched the sufferer within the face and tried to tear off her pants, however was fended off by the courageous healthcare employee.
Roberts fled with the girl’s cellphone. He was caught by cops Monday and charged with tried rape, theft and housebreaking, authorities stated.
The lady was bruised, however refused medical consideration.
Greater than 90,000 retired and energetic well being care staff have signed as much as volunteer within the Empire State, together with at the very least 21,000 from outdoors New York, the governor’s workplace stated final month.
A number of lodges and firms have supplied discounted housing for medical staffers lending a hand in Gotham amid the pandemic.
It was unclear if the nurse was renting the residence the place the alleged assault occurred — or whether or not she remained in New York Metropolis following the harrowing ordeal.