Suspect in stairwell rape proclaims innocence

Police arrested Raymond Jenkins, 22, in Brooklyn Wednesday for the rape and robbery of a woman in University Heights.

Police arrested Raymond Jenkins, 22, in Brooklyn Wednesday for the rape and robbery of a woman in University Heights. (2/11/16)

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - A man who is in police custody for allegedly raping a woman inside her Bronx apartment building says police have the wrong man.

Police arrested Raymond Jenkins, 22, of Brooklyn, Wednesday for the rape and robbery of a woman in University Heights. Police said Jenkins approached the victim inside an elevator at East 183rd Street around 10 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Jenkins faces charges of rape, assault and robbery. Jenkins allegedly stole cash and two cellphones from the victim before assaulting her in a stairwell.

As he walked outside of a police precinct Wednesday night, he used profane language as he defended his innocence. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A 3-year-old girl died after a car accident 1 3-year-old killed in crash on Bruckner Boulevard
2 Neighborhood Brief for April 30
Tristin and Tyler Rodriguez, 13, have more than 3 Ambitious twins from the Bronx gather online following
Demonstrators sit on the ground along Pennsylvania Ave. 4 Marchers use Trump's 100th day to protest climate policies
Three of the five children of slain first 5 Children of slain first responder announce Jets draft pick

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

A man is wanted in the rape and Police: Woman sexually assaulted in the Bronx

A man is wanted in the rape and robbery of a woman in the Bronx.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE