Police say a Long Island man drugged and raped a woman at the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park City. According to the criminal complaint, 27-year-old Sean Ahearn admitted, "Yes I gave her liquid X" in reference to poisoning the victim.
The Post reports that the victim is a 26-year-old dental student at Columbia:
The 26-year-old woman met Sean Ahearn...on an unspecified dating site, and they made plans to meet at the Ritz in Battery Park around 8 p.m. on April 7, sources said. Ahearn paid for the pricey room with a credit card and escorted his date upstairs, sources said. Once inside the room, Ahearn allegedly slipped liquid ecstasy into her drink, causing her to black out, police sources said." Further, the sources think he may have used another drug to knock her out.
Police sources tell the tabloid that Ahearn "had sex with the unconscious victim and then left." When the woman woke up, she felt "like sh-t." While at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, a rape kit and toxicology test were administered and she filed a police report. Later, police had the victim call Ahearn, and he allegedly admitted to drugging her.
Ahearn is charged with third-degree rape and facilitating a sex offense with a controlled substance.