Accused Rapist Released From Jail By Gov. Cuomo Due To Covid-19 Fears Caught Raping Woman Days Later

An accused rapist released from Riker’s Island in New York City to protect him from the coronavirus has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Brooklyn just days later his release.

An accused rapist released from Riker’s Island in New York City to protect him from the coronavirus has been arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Brooklyn just days later his release.

Robert Pondexter had been detained in jail on rape charges when he was released after Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered state prisons to release thousands of inmates due to the coronavirus.

Just days later, as reported by the New York Post, Pondexter was walking on a sidewalk when he allegedly forced a 58-year-old woman into a school parking lot.

Breitbart report: Pondexter, according to law enforcement, allegedly made the woman perform oral sex on him, choked her, and attempted to rape her.

The woman was eventually able to kick Pondexter off of her. The attack occurred just 10 days after Pondexter had been released from Riker’s Island under Cuomo’s directives.

Now, Pondexter has been charged with rape, sexual abuse, and criminal possession of crack cocaine.

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The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office told News 12 that Pondexter’s “parole hold was lifted and he was released after it was revealed in court that his case was going to be dismissed because the victims were not cooperative,” explaining his release from Riker’s Island 10 days before the alleged rape.

As of April 20, New York City had released more than 1,500 inmates from prisons due to the coronavirus even as some crime, such as car theft, has skyrocketed in the midst of Cuomo’s statewide stay-at-home orders.

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