The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to identify the whereabouts of the following individual in connection to a rape that occurred within the confines of the 40 Precinct in Bronx.

Details are as follows.

It was reported to police that on Saturday June 1, 2019, at approximately 0510 hours, inside of 215 Alexander Avenue, the individual punched the 20-year-old female victim in the face numerous times and then raped her. After the sexual assault the individual punched and kicked the victim in the head and body until she lost consciousness. The male fled the scene in an unknown direction.

The victim suffered a fractured nose and lacerations to her face and body; she was treated at a nearby hospital.

The individual has been identified as:

Temar Bishop
215 Alexander Avenue, Apt. 20C
Bronx, NY 10454

He is a 23-year-old male, 5’9″, 150 lbs. Last seen wearing a black shirt with the words “Super Dry Sport” in gold lettering, light colored shorts and white sneakers. The individual is known to frequent areas in Bronx and Brooklyn.

Surveillance and a mugshot images of the suspect are attached and available at DCPI.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

*** UPDATE ***

Pursuant to the ongoing investigation, the above-named suspect was arrested and charged on Friday, June 14, 2019 at 1430 hours as follows.

Charges:

  • attempted murder;
  • rape;
  • assault (two counts);
  • sexual abuse
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