Hammer-Wielding Brooklyn Rapist Arrested

04/24/2012 8:58 AM |

Sketches of the suspect
  • Sketches of the suspect

A man accused of using a hammer to sexually assault and attempt to sexually assault two women in central Brooklyn earlier this month has been arrested, the Post reports. Queens Village-resident Anthony Moore, 19, was arrested yesterday afternoon in Elmont, just over the Queens-Nassau County border, as he was following a woman; he had a hammer in his backpack.

Moore is accused of hitting an 18-year-old woman in the head with a hammer in Bed-Stuy after midnight on April 9, after which he forced her to perform oral sex on him in an alley near Monroe Street. The next attack occurred fewer than 12 hours later, when he allegedly used a hammer on a 22-year-old woman in Brownsville, who fought him off as he sought to assault her in the lobby of her apartment building, the Fort Greene Patch reports.

Moore was identified in a lineup by his two victims; he has been “charged with rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, forcible touching, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon,” the Daily News reports.

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