Arrest in laundromat rape in Harlem

February 7, 2009 5:22:44 PM PST
There's been an arrest in connection with the rape earlier this week of a worker in an East Harlem laundromat.The incident happened around 7 a.m. Tuesday near 2nd Avenue in East Harlem. The 38-year-old victim was opening the business at the time.

Investigators say 29-year old Samuel Rivera pretended to be a customer, grabbed the woman and forced her into a back room. After a brief struggle, authorities Rivera forcibly raped and sodomized her.

Rivera is also charged with robbing the business after the attack.


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