Bronx man arrested in beating, sexual assault in Edenwald park

EDENWALD, Bronx (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man in connection with the beating and sexual assault of a teenage girl.

Shaun Lewis, 27, of the Bronx, is facing several charges including attempted rape, assault and strangulation.

A suspect was caught on video after the girl was severely beaten and sexually assaulted leaving a subway station in the Bronx early Oct. 24, police said.

Around 4:40 a.m., the 15-year-old met a man at the Gun Hill Road subway station and the two walked together to a park at Bronx Boulevard and East 213th Street.

"She is then pulled into the Bronx River area, not far from there, and she is assaulted, rather dramatically," NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said. "We believe she fought very hard."

The victim was sexually assaulted before fleeing on foot east on East 213th Street, according to the New York City Police Department. Boyce said the girl, who is a high school student, was found hours later at about 10 a.m.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).
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