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Ridgewood man sentenced 11 years for violently attacking and sexually abusing girlfriend

Defendant Broke into victim’s home, assaulted her, killed cat.

August 10, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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On Wednesday, Aug. 10, a Queens man was sentenced for abusing and violently attacking his girlfriend in their Prospect Lefferts Gardens apartment. Edgar Guayan was given 11 years’ imprisonment and five years’ post-release supervision in a hearing presided over by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Claudia DePeyster.

Guayan was convicted of first-degree burglary, first-degree sexual abuse, third-degree attempted aggravated sexual abuse, second-degree assault, criminal obstruction on breathing, aggravated cruelty to animals and the overdriving, torturing and injuring of animals on July 20 following a bench trial.

According to evidence submitted at the trial, Guayan, 29, of Ridgewood, broke into his girlfriend’s apartment around midnight on July 17, 2022, where she and her four children lived. Guayan then repeatedly hit her in the head, face and body with a closed fist, preventing her from screaming by shoving his hand in her mouth. He then strangled her, placing his mouth over her mouth and nose to prevent her from breathing.

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Furthermore, Guayan then sexually abused the victim and attempted to insert an object inside of her, but he was not successful because she kicked him away. When her cat scratched the defendant’s leg, he picked up the cat and threw it, causing the cat to die in front of her and her children. The defendant and the victim then went to bed, and he held his arm around her to prevent her from leaving. At approximately 4 a.m., she managed to break free, leave the apartment and call 911.

The victim was taken to Maimonides Medical Center where she was admitted for observation and treated for a fractured nose and bruising and swelling to the face and arms.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said, “This defendant brutally and viciously attacked his girlfriend and killed her cat in front of her children in a fit of violent rage. This family continues to suffer from the trauma of this terrible assault and the devastating impact it has had on their lives. This sentence holds him accountable for his unconscionable behavior.”


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