Brownsville park creep thrown into Rikers Island

December 17, 2018 By Christina Carrega Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Video of Jason Lopez allegedly fleeing the scene of a rape in Betsy Head Park on Dec. 1. Photo courtesy of the NYPD
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A Brooklyn judge set a $300,000 bail on Sunday for a 40-year-old man who allegedly raped a 20-year-old woman at Betsy Head Park.

Jason Lopez was charged with first-degree rape, third-degree sexually motivated robbery and sex abuse for attacking a young woman on Dec. 1 as she was on her way home, police said.

Lopez, of Hendrix Street, approached the 20-year-old woman around 2:20 a.m. and tried to strike up a conversation. The 40-year-old allegedly grabbed the young woman by the arm and dragged her into the park located near Herzl Street and Dumont Avenue, where he raped her.

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Afterward, Lopez stole the woman’s cellphone and purse and fled the scene, according to the criminal complaint.

The woman went to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Lopez was arrested on Dec. 15 after police released a video of him fleeing the crime scene after the attack.

If convicted, Lopez faces up to 25 years in prison for the top charge of rape.

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