Woman Raped Inside Bowery J/Z Subway Tunnel

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 at 11:07 pm by

This is scary. Social media is abuzz right now about a rape that transpired early Wednesday morning inside the Bowery J/Z subway station. The story has barely hit the internet, but it’s all over the TV news right now. Well, one channel. PIX11 has the exclusive on the story.

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Apparently an Asian woman in her thirties standing on the platform was pushed onto the subway tracks, at screwdriver-point, and into the tunnel where she was beaten and raped. An MTA employee who approached the scene scared away the perp, likely saving her life. The victim was hospitalized with severe injuries to her head, chest, and ribs.

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The criminal was found rather quickly – 29-year-old Michael Torres, a resident of the Andrew’s Hotel flophouse at 197 Bowery. Torres is being charged with assault, rape, two counts of criminal sex acts, reckless endangerment, and weapons possession (the screwdriver). What’s more, authorities are reporting that he also has twenty-seven prior arrests.

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