A sushi-bar employee who roamed the Higher East Facet sexually assaulting ladies smiled as certainly one of his victims screamed in the course of the assault, prosecutors mentioned Sunday.
Suspect Damian Baeza Rendon, 20, was ordered held on $200,000 money bail at his arraignment Sunday on three counts of sexual abuse and one depend of forcible touching.
In a single incident, Rendon, who got here to America from Mexico a 12 months in the past, allegedly grabbed a girl’s privates on the road.
“That sufferer recalled the defendant smiling as she screamed,” prosecutors mentioned at his arraignment.
In one other assault, Rendon adopted a girl off of a subway practice and tailed her on the road, authorities mentioned.
He then grabbed her buttocks, lifted up her skirt and groped her breasts and vagina, prosecutors mentioned.
In a separate June assault, Rendon forcibly licked his sufferer’s breast, authorities mentioned.
“All I did was contact them,” Rendon advised arresting officers, in response to sources.
A prosecutor mentioned in courtroom Sunday, “The defendant confessed to his crimes and recognized himself within the video.”
Police arrested Rendon of Harlem round 1:20 a.m. Saturday in entrance of 11 E. 104th St.
His lawyer, Andrew Miller, mentioned exterior courtroom that Rendon is “sustaining his innocence” within the case and that it’s the primary time he’s been in bother.