NYPD Captain Peter Rose caused a stir last week when, addressing a rise in Greenpoint sex attacks, he seemed to tell DNAinfo that the NYPD was less worried about so-called acquaintance rape and more concerned with so-called stranger rapes: “Those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards,” he said. Acquaintance rapes, on the other hand, are “not total-abomination rapes where strangers are being dragged off the streets,” Rose was quoting as saying.
A man suspected of twice forcing himself on women in the East Village may have perpetrated as many as five such acts, and police say the most recent one occurred yesterday morning.
The man shown in the above security footage allegedly raped a woman in her East Village apartment building.