Police: 21-year-old arrested in sexual assault at Soundview Park playground

Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Okonkwo in connection to a sexual assault in the Bronx.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2021, 11:35 AM

Updated 1,020 days ago

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Police arrested 21-year-old Michael Okonkwo in connection to a sexual assault in the Bronx.
Okonkwo was taken into custody for an attack on a 53-year-old woman in the Soundview Park playground on Sept. 19.
He is accused of choking the victim while sexually assaulting her in the park.
Authorities say the victim's 25-year-old cousin was able to help fight off the suspect.
Okonkwo faces several charges, including rape, strangulation and assault.


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