22-year-old suspect in custody after violent home break-in, rape in Brooklyn

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Thursday, December 28, 2023
22-year-old suspect in custody after home break-in, rape in Brooklyn
A suspect is in custody after allegedly breaking into a home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and raping a woman inside.

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn (WABC) -- A suspect is in custody after a woman was raped during a violent home break-in in Brooklyn last weekend.

The break-in happened Saturday around 6 p.m. in the area of 59th Street and Ninth Avenue.

Authorities say two suspects forced their way into the home and a 49-year-old woman inside was raped by one of the suspects.

Police announced Thursday that the 22-year-old suspect, identified as Mohammed Izzeddin, is in custody.

He is being charged with rape, robbery, sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forcible touching, menacing, assault and harassment.

According to NYPD crime stats, while incidents of rape are down 10% citywide this year compared to last, this neighborhood within the 66th precinct has incidents of rape slightly up -- 22 this year vs 20 last year.

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