Police have nabbed a suspect they say brutally attacked a 64-year-old woman in East Harlem on Monday.
Frankie Harris, 38, of Bushwick, has been charged with attempted murder, rape and sexual abuse in connection to the assault that left the victim in an unconscious state.
Shocking surveillance camera video released by police shows the assault at E. 111th Street near 2nd Avenue just before 11:30 p.m.
The assailant attacks the woman from behind and chokes her before wrestling her to the ground and sexually assaulting her.
Harris then washed his hands and left the scene on a bicycle, leaving the woman facedown in a pool of her own blood and feces.
Police sources said that a witness called 911 after spotting the woman lying in the street.
The woman taken to the hospital after the attack an put into a medically induced coma. She has not yet spoken to police.
“Great investigative work done by 23 Squad, Manhattan North Homicide, and Manhattan Special Victims for apprehending and arresting Frankie Harris,” tweeted Rodney Harrison, the NYPD chief of detectives.
According to The New York Daily News, New York City police released a photo of the suspect and surveillance footage from the attack leading to his arrest.
Police said they believe Harris is mentally disabled and is an addict of K2 – a synthetic drug made to resemble marijuana which can have unpredictable effects on users.
Once he was taken into police custody, Harris reportedly told officers, ‘Yeah, I did it. It was consensual.’
Police have now charged Harris with attempted murder, rape, strangulation and sex abuse in connection with the attack.
The victim’s son has spoken out following the attack and said he hopes Harris gets the maximum punishment for the heinous crime Harris committed on his mentally disabled mother.
‘I hope he rots in prison. I’m going to make sure,’ Kristian Delgado, 37, told The Daily News.
‘She was loved by everyone. She had a few issues, psychiatric issues, but everybody who knew her loved her,’ he continued.