Report: Perp Arrested for Gramercy Sexual Assault Had Been Heavily Drinking at The DL
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Last week, a man named Frankie Simmons, 25, attacked a 30-year-old woman on East 18th Street near 1st Avenue, put her in a choke-hold, and dragged her to the ground. The victim tried to fight back, but was beaten unconscious and with a fractured eye socket. It all went down at around 2:20am.
Simmons had allegedly been drinking pretty heavily earlier that evening at The DL on Ludlow Street. The Daily News dispatch seems to insinuate that the neighborhood scourge over-served Simmons, so much so that he was hospitalized even before the violent incident.
Earlier in the night, Simmons downed so many drinks at the upscale DL nightclub on the Lower East side that he had to be hospitalized, the prosecutor said.
After he was discharged, he chased a woman into an apartment building on E. 18th St. and First Ave., where he was captured on surveillance camera after the woman managed to lock him out, authorities said.
He then walked across the street and set upon the woman he beat senseless, officials said. (Around 2:20am)
Manhattan warrant squad officers arrested Simmons at his Harlem apartment at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday, police sources said.
He was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, and charged with strangulation, sexually motivated assault, and robbery.