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Sex offender gets 65 years for raping 64-year-old Brownsville woman

April 25, 2017 By Rob Abruzzese Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Registered sex offender Darrell Kinard, a 31-year-old from the Bronx, was sentenced to 65 years in prison on Tuesday for raping a 64-year-old in her Brownsville apartment in 2015. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office

A 31-year-old from the Bronx was sentenced to 65 years to life in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted on charges of predatory sexual assault and burglary for raping a 64-year old woman from Brownsville.

“This defendant is a repeat sexual offender who is clearly a danger to society,” said Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez. “This depraved, brutal and calculated attack on a senior citizen in the sanctity of her home justifies the lengthy sentence he received today.”

Darrell Kinard, 31, of Claremont Village in the Bronx, was sentenced in the Brooklyn Supreme Court by Justice Vincent Del Giudice on Tuesday following a March 13, 2017 conviction. Kinard faced a mandatory life sentence because he was deemed a predatory felon and given level-3 sex offender status on a prior conviction.

During the trial, prosecutors were able to prove that the defendant followed the victim into her apartment at around 4 p.m. on March 26, 2015 under the guise that he was helping her carry a plant. That’s when he raped her twice, according to the acting district attorney, once in the living room and again in the bedroom. At one point, the victim was able to lock herself in the bathroom, but Kinard broke down the door.

The victim was then forced to wash herself, the bed sheets and her clothing before the defendant left. She then went to the hospital with a bruised and swollen lip where a sexual assault evidence collection kit was performed. DNA evidence collected matched the defendant and he was apprehended in September 2015.

The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney Deborah Cohen and Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Payne of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.

 

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