2010-07-02 / Top Stories

FR Man Gets 50 Years For Rape And Armed Robbery

Two weeks after Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that a 26-year-old Far Rockaway man had been convicted of first-degree rape and armed robbery, it was announced that he has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for the 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.”

Brown said that, according to the trial testimony, Jay Bradshaw, 26, of 2961 Falcon Avenue, on April 29, 2004, at about 12 noon, 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 her 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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