2010-06-18 / Top Stories

FR Man Convicted Of Rape And Armed Robbery

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a 26-year-old Far Rockaway man has been convicted of first-degree rape and other charges for a 2004 attack on a 17-year-old girl after he pushed his way into her apartment.

Brown said, “This defendant is a violent predator who must receive the maximum sentence in order to protect society.

The victim in this case is to be commended for having the courage to face her attacker in court and, with her testimony, help to convict him.”

DA Brown identified the defendant as Jay Bradshaw, 26, of 2961 Falcon Avenue in Far Rockaway.

The defendant was convicted yesterday of first-degree rape, first-degree robbery, first-degree criminal sexual act, first-degree burglary and firstdegree sexual abuse following a bench trial before Queens Supreme Court Justice Robert C. McGann, in which the defendant acted as his own attorney.

McGann set sentencing for June 24, 2010, at which time the defendant faces up to 75 years in prison.

Brown said that, according to the trial testimony, on April 29, 2004, at about 12 noon, the defendant followed the victim, a 17-year-old female, to her home located on Beach 22 Street in Far Rockaway and, armed with a knife, pushed his way into the apartment.

The defendant then demanded money and marijuana and was told by the victim that there were no drugs in the apartment.

The defendant then raped the victim despite her screams that she was pregnant and begging him to stop.

Finally, the defendant robbed the victim of her engagement ring, cash, a DVD player, a cell phone and a wallet.

He was arrested a month later when he was picked out of a lineup and later linked to the crime through DNA analysis.

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