Johnson Pleads Guilty To Rape
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown identified the defendant as Malcolm Johnson, 24, of Beach 59 Street in Arverne.
He pleaded guilty on April 14 to two counts of first-degree rape before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter, who indicated that he would sentence the defendant to a determinate term of 21 years in prison at sentencing on May 5, 2011.
Brown said, “The defendant has admitted to committing predatory acts against two women which caused them to suffer great physical, emotional and mental harm. The promised prison sentence will ensure that the defendant is punished for his violent actions and will protect society.”
According to the charges, Johnson sneaked up behind a 25-year-old female in the rear of 330 Beach 67 Street at approximately 3:10 a.m. on October 27, 2009, before jumping in front of her and pointing a handgun at her as he told her that he would not hurt her if she cooperated with him. He then dragged her to the rear of a nearby church parking lot where he robbed her of $15 in cash. Johnson then demanded that the victim take off her clothes and raped her, but not before putting on latex gloves and a condom.
At approximately 5:15 a.m. the following day, Johnson approached a 21-year-old female inside of 364 Beach 56 Street and, pointing a handgun at her, took the elevator to the sixth floor before climbing the stairs to the roof landing where he ordered her to remove her pants. As in the earlier attack, Johnson put on latex gloves before sexually attacking her and fleeing with her pocketbook containing money and personal papers.