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NYPD: Woodside man charged with raping 17-year old in alleyway near 65th Street/Broadway

Oct. 10, 2017 By Nathaly Pesantez

A Woodside man was arrested and charged with raping a 17-year-old female in an alleyway on Saturday, according to an NYPD spokesperson.

Berten Garcia, 28, allegedly grabbed the 17-year-old victim from behind and covered her mouth while telling her that he had a knife at around 7:15 a.m. on Oct. 7, the NYPD spokesperson said. Garcia then dragged her into an alley near 65th Street and Broadway, where he sexually assaulted her, the spokesperson said.

The 17-year-old victim, who does not know Garcia, got him to go back to her home, where he was then arrested by police, according to the NYPD spokesperson. Court records show that the time of arrest was 9:03 a.m. The victim then went to a hospital.

Police charged Garcia with first degree rape, first degree criminal sexual act, assault, and sexual abuse, court records show. Garcia is also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance after police found a ziplock bag filled with a white, powdery substance on him, according to the spokesperson.

Garcia is due back in the Queens Criminal Court on Oct. 27.

DNA Info first reported the story.

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Is there a photo of this coward? I’m tired of seeing scumbags like this get locked up and we have no idea what the man looks like. If he does get released on that 50k bond I want to beat his ass. Also, the bail should be 1million…


Kudos to this young woman for pressing charges. I hope is supported throughout her lifetime.
Men, step up and be responsible.


A 17 year old walking near her home on a Saturday could have been -it IS- one of our daughters, neighbors,or friends.Glad he was caught. May God give her strength ,comfort and peace .


Violent crime in New York is at a record low.

But Fox 5 doesn’t want you to know that.

They and the other local tv news cesspools will dry hump any story with a violent, bloody angle. If it bleeds, it leads the broadcast. Meanwhile, community board news, zoning stuff, etc. that really affects us gets no play.

On an individual level, I’m very sorry for this young lady.


Not to worry…when JVB gets up from taking a knee, he’ll put on his pink hat and fight any attempt to deport this m…Thank you Jimmy for fighting so hard for “immigrants” and making NYC a “safe place”


This guy needs to be punished. But you are painting him as an illegal when there was no such thing stated in the article. Or are all immigrants illegal to you? New York is a city of immigrants. We all came from somewhere.
Rape is his crime. Not his ethnicity.

Southside Johnny

I’m from Queens, as was my Mom. My kids are from Queens, as is their Mother. How many generations until a person I’m a native New Yorker? I may be descended from immigrants but I am from here! Even the indigenous migrated from somewhere else!


What a brave girl! The day laborer epidemic continues. Nothing, absolutely nothing has been done in 20 years by our local officials to fix the filth that encompasses the areas surrounding the BQE from 69st to 65thst. Unfortunately this cowards act won’t change things either.


Deport this guy where? Did the article include his immigration status or are you just assuming based on his ethnicity?


And the majority of rapes are committed by White Men according to the Rape Abuse and Incest Action National Network. So yeah, you are racist. And wrong.

Atomic Punk

The majority of crime committed in NYC is committed by the minority majority. Stick that in your left wing cap.

Gabbi from 46

Whats with whites and mass shootings? ? But seriously fuck this guy all racists should be hunged


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