Alvin Bragg's FOLLY: Sex fiend Justin Washington in court for crime spree after DA let him off lightly for rape

Alvin Bragg's FOLLY: Sex fiend Justin Washington in court for crime spree after DA let him off lightly for rape
Justin Washington (R) had been given a plea deal by DA Alvin Bragg (L) (Michael M Santiago/Getty Images, Twitter/NYPDTips)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: 25-year-old Justin Washington finally appeared before the Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday, September 28 after going on a spree of sexual offenses merely days before he was to be sentenced for raping his teenage relative in February.

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A resident of New York, Washington had initially received a light 30-day sentence and five years of probation after he had pleaded guilty to a charge of coercion in August this year. Despite the charge carrying a maximum penalty of 16 months to four years, Manhattan's progressive District Attorney Alvin Bragg had even allowed the sex offender to be released on bail before the sentencing. It was during this period that Washington carried out a rampage of five additional sex attacks, reports the Daily Mail

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Washington had allegedly raped his teenage relative while the two of them were watching TV. According to sources, he was originally charged with first-degree rape, first-degree sexual abuse and forcible touching and thrown in jail with a $25,000 cash bond. However, those charges were later downgraded to third-degree rape as prosecutors believed they did not have sufficient evidence. Consequently, Washington was freed from jail on a $12,000 bond.

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One of the five people who were attacked by Washington days before his sentencing expressed her ordeal. Speaking to the New York Post, the survivor revealed that she could not sleep, adding, "If I hear anything, I get up and look around. I get nervous. I get anxiety." She also said that Washington, who climbed in through a window and attempted to rape her, did not appear to be "mentally stable". The 49-year-old mother-of-two also voiced her dismay at the judicial system. "If he would have not gotten out of jail during this time, none of this would have happened," she said, adding, "Look what he did! They should change the system. It’s not right."

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Justin Washington carried out a series of sex attacks in one day (
Justin Washington carried out a series of sex attacks in one day (Screenshot/NYPDTips)

In fact, she was not the first person he targeted on that fateful day. As early as 8.20 am, Washington had snuck inside an 18-year-old man's apartment through his window. Grabbing the man's buttocks by shoving his hands inside his underwear, Washington asked, "Can I get a dollar, bro?" Upon being offered a dollar bill, the sexual predator seemed to change his mind. "Never mind, you're not understanding," he said, and left the same way he entered. 

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Next, he climbed up the fire escape and knocked on the window of a woman's apartment. When the 26-year-old drew the curtains aside, she saw the disturbing sight of Washington masturbating. After this, he entered the 49-year-old victim's apartment in the same building. There, he pushed her on the bed, pulled up her nightgown and proceeded to pleasure himself. He repeated the same question he had asked his first prey of the day, "Can I get a dollar?" Washington was relentless in his attempt to rape the woman, prying her legs apart, and smelling them when she successfully threw him off by knocking him on his head. 

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This did not deter the accused, who escaped into another apartment, grabbed the underwear of the woman who lived there, and proceeded to masturbate once again. His final victim of the day was a homeless woman. Fast asleep in the lobby of an apartment building, she was jarred awake when Washington pulled down her pants, caressed her rear end, and pleasured himself once again. The serial sex offender was eventually caught a couple of days later and charged for the sexual assault spree, as well as charges of attempted rape, burglary, forcible touching, and sexually motivated felony.

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District attorney candidate Alvin Bragg speaks during a Get Out the Vote rally at A. Philip Randolph Square in Harlem on November 01, 2021 in New York City. Democratic NYC Mayoral candidate Eric Adams, state Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Letitia James, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, district attorney candidate Alvin Bragg and other party candidates along with district and community leaders attended the rally.
District attorney Alvin Bragg has been slammed for the light sentencing of Justin Washington (Michael M Santiago/Getty Images)

The traumatizing nature of his crimes has caught the attention of many, who questioned the DA for releasing him despite the horrible nature of his original crime. Emily Tuttle, spokesperson for the DA had initially defended the "sweetheart deal" saying, "Based on the evidence, we determined that this was an appropriate plea to spare the young survivor from having to testify, while holding Washington accountable for his conduct." Now that the subsequent crimes have come to light, Tuttle said, "The investigation into this week's extremely disturbing allegations in the Bronx continues, we will determine whether to ask for a lengthier jail sentence."

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