Bronx DA Robert Johnson has declined to prosecute a man accused of pretending to be a maintenance worker in order to access a 16-year-old girl's Bronx apartment building and rape her.
Officers arrested the suspect shortly after midnight, according to Pix11, claiming he had sexually assaulted the teen the afternoon prior in her East 181st Street building. (Reports differ as to whether he is 52 or 62.) The police initially said he told the girl he needed to get inside to do work, shoved his way in, and attacked her.
The alleged victim was taken to North Central Bronx Hospital for treatment, according to an initial report, but the Bronx District Attorney's Office now says there was not enough evidence to support any charges. DA spokeswoman Terry Raskyn declined to comment further on the decision, as did the NYPD.