103rd Precinct: Attempted Rape, Sexual Assault Conviction

Attempted Rape –

Police said that they are searching for an individual wanted in connection with an attempted rape at a Jamaica spa on July 9.

Around 10:30 p.m., an individual posing as a customer asked to use the bathroom at the Health Foot Spa, located at 169-06 Hillside Ave. As a 49-year-old woman, who worked at the spa, escorted him to the bathroom, the suspect forced her into a room and attempted to remove her clothing.

When the victim resisted, the suspect slapped her in the face and bit her chest. The individual fled the location when he heard people enter the business. The suspect is described as a Pacific Islander who is believed to be 35 years old. He has a mustache and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and dark colored pants.

Sexual Assault Conviction –

A 36-year-old Jamaica man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a young girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was 7 years old, the Queens district attorney said.

Shaking Jones, of 114th Road in Jamaica, was convicted on Tuesday of predatory sexual assault against a child, course of sexual conduct against a child and endangering the welfare of a child following a three-week jury trial presided over by Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Buchter, who ordered Jones held without bail. The defendant, who could face up to 25 years to life in prison, will be sentenced on Sept. 13.

“The facts alleged in this case chronicle a frightening ordeal of sexual violence that went on for years,” Queens DA Richard Brown said. “By using his friendship with the victim’s mother, the defendant took advantage of an innocent child for his own sexual gratification. He has now been convicted of being a pedophile and is deserving of a sentence reflective of the cruelty and selfishness of this crime.”

According to trial testimony, Jones was dating the 7-year-old girl’s mother when—beginning on Aug. 1, 2012—he regularly and repeatedly sexually assaulted his young victim. The abuse ended in July 2015 when the victim disclosed to an adult cousin what was occurring.

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