Police in New York City have arrested a 21-year-old man and charged him with sex abuse and assault after he allegedly attacked a woman on the street, then rode his scooter into a nearby building to escape.
Omar Dasilva, 21, was arrested on Monday morning accused of sexual assault
Omar Dasilva of the Farragut housing project in Brooklyn was detained at 9:15 a.m. on Monday, NYPD said in a statement.
He has been charged with assault, forcible touching, sex assault and sexual misconduct.
Dasilva, an aspiring music promoter, is accused of driving his scooter past a 59-year-old Brooklyn woman walking along the street in the East Flatbush district at 2am on March 31, and slapping her in the face – causing her to fall to the ground.
As she lies on the ground, Dasilva circles back on his scooter, parks, and then dismounts to attack her.
The assault was caught on surveillance camera.
Dasilva is then filmed fleeing on his scooter, and riding the bike into a building in the East Flatbush district.
He rides the scooter down a hallway inside a building, and into an elevator.
Dasilva was arrested at 9am on Monday morning in the Farragut Houses project in Brooklyn
Dasilva is pictured being escorted out of the Special Victims’ Unit in Brooklyn on Monday night
Dasilva has been charged with assault, sexual assault, forcible touching and sexual misconduct
Omar Dasilva has been arrested and accused of attacking a woman, sexually assaulting her, and then driving his scooter indoors to get away
The man clearly drives the scooter to an elevator, pushing the button to open it before getting in
The suspect was last seen in the elevator with his scooter. Dasilva was arrested on Monday
Once in the elevator, the man believed to be Dasilva dismounts from his scooter before pushing a button.
He takes time to take off his gloves, adjust his headgear and then stare into his phone.
It is unclear what happened after he entered the elevator.
The shocking original footage of the attack shows the man believed to be Dasilva knocking down the victim, who was walking along a Brooklyn street with a bag in hand.
As the battered woman struggles to stand up, the man on the scooter returns.
Within seconds, the suspect viciously grabs the woman, dragging her and slapping her repeatedly in the face and torso.
As she tries to fight back, the man rips the victim’s pants and underwear off and sexually abuses her, according to the NYPD.
While the attack was unfolding, a few vehicles drove by, but it appeared that no one intervened.
Dasilva is pictured posing on a motorbike. He is accused of attacking the woman in Brooklyn and then fleeing on a scooter
Dasilva, 21, styled himself as a music promoter under the name DJ Munchee
The 21-year-old frequently posted photos of him and his friends hanging out in the Canarsie area of Brooklyn
Here is the chilling moments before the brutal attack when the man, believed to be Omar Dasilva, approached the woman, who was walking alone along Church Avenue in East Flatbush at 2am
The disturbing image shows the man sexually assaulting the 59-year-old woman in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhood. The victims clothes and some of her personal belongings are seen scattered on the street as the suspects scooter stands idle
After the random attack, the woman is seen standing alone on the street holding her shopping bag.
She refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
NYPD Crime Stoppers offered a $3,500 reward for information leading to his arrest.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams has made fighting crime a priority since taking office on January 1, but NYC crime is up almost 50 percent compared to last year and shootings have risen 9.3 percent.
Surveillance video released from the NYPD shows the woman lying helplessly in the street as the suspect fled the scene
NYC crime is up almost 50 percent compared to last year and shooting victims have risen 9.3 percent
Transit crime has spiked 46 percent – with 224 more incidents – since last year as the city reopened.
In March alone, the number of crimes in subways jumped 55 percent, from the same period last year, according to the latest New York City Police Department statistics.
There were 180 crimes reported in March of this year compared to 118 crimes for 2021.
January saw the biggest increase, nearly doubling the year before, with 198 crimes reported compared to 113 in the first month last year.
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