Queens man accused of raping neighbor over years

August 21, 2013 5:40:04 PM PDT
A Queens woman was allegedly raped by her neighbor after he broke in to her home, and after an investigation, police believe this has been happening for years.

The 22-year-old woman awoke to the latest attack just after 5 a.m. on Wednesday, according to police.

Officials say the suspect climbed through a window, put a knife to her back and raped her.

But the victim fought back, hitting him with a remote control. Her father ran into the room and fought him until the man fled back out the window.

The neighbor, 30-year-old Andres Santana, was quickly arrested.

He was charged with rape, burglary, criminal mischief, and menacing