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See it: Suspect who allegedly lassoed and raped Bronx woman arrested by NYPD


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The suspect accused of lassoing and raping a woman on a Bronx street in a horrific act caught on video was photographed Saturday after his arrest by the NYPD.

Kashaan Parks was arrested at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday and charged with attacking the 45-year-old victim in The Bronx at around 5 a.m. on May 1, the NYPD confirmed to Fox News Digital.�

The NYPD released photos of the suspect on Friday and asked the public for assistance in finding him.�

Surveillance video recorded the assault and shows a man throwing a looped belt around the woman’s neck before choking her unconscious and dragging her away on a dark city street.�

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Kashaan Parks, 39, was arrested Saturday at 10:00 a.m. and charged in connection to the rape of a 45-year-old woman in The Bronx, NYPD said.� (Richard Harbus for Fox News Digital)

In the video, the man is shown looking up and down the block before it cuts out.

“The male then dragged the victim between two cars and sexually assaulted her,” the NYPD said in a statement.

Police identified Parks as the man wanted for looping a belt around a woman’s neck and raping her in The Bronx.� (Richard Harbus for Fox News Digital)

The video, which circulated widely online Thursday, shows the masked man sneak up behind his victim, snag her around the throat with a looped belt and drag her to the ground.

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NYPD has identified the man wanted for looping a belt around a woman’s neck and raping her in the Bronx as 39-year-old Kashaan Parks.� (NYPD)

She appears to lose consciousness within seconds, her hands falling from a defensive position to her sides as he drags her between two parked cars.

That’s where the alleged attack took place.

A still image taken from video shows the suspect the moment before the suspect throws a looped belt around the victim’s neck and drags her off on a dark Bronx street. (Obtained by NY Post)

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An NYPD spokesperson said Parks was charged with rape, assault, strangulation, sex abuse, public lewdness and harassment.� (Richard Harbus for Fox News Digital)

NYPD said the male suspect then fled on foot towards Melrose Avenue.�

The victim was transported to NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln and is in stable condition, authorities said.�

Police said Parks, 39, was identified and wanted in connection to the assault.�

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Still images from surveillance video released by the NYPD show a Bronx rape suspect accused of lassoing a woman from behind and sexually assaulting her on a dark street. (NYPD)

An NYPD spokesperson said Parks was charged with rape, assault, strangulation, sex abuse, public lewdness and harassment. He is in the custody of Bronx Special Victims.�

As of May 5, there were 511 rapes reported in New York City, the same total as last year over the same period, according to NYPD data.�

Fox News Digital’s Michael Ruiz contributed to this report.



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