Tourist In NYC Charged With Raping Young Woman Near Columbia University

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – A young woman visiting New York City was allegedly raped by another tourist to the Big Apple.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

Damien McGuinness, a 22-year-old bartender from Ireland, has been arraigned and is being held on $5,000 bail on a charge of rape.

He is accused of attacking a young woman who was visiting from out of state.

Prosecutors say the two met in a bar. She invited him and his friend, Brian Duddy, back to the apartment where she was staying near Columbia University.

According to prosecutors, the woman engaged in a consensual relationship with the friend, but then was allegedly raped by McGuinness.

The woman reported the crime so quickly that cops spotted the two men on the subway and arrested McGuinness on the spot.

  • Leonard

    Apparently, white people also commit crimes…

  • Linda

    I knew earlier there was more to this story. If I was so loose with my morals I would jump in bed with a total stranger, I think I would have kept my mouth shut about the friend. Maybe he misunderstood and it wasn’t rape at all, sad situation.

  • Roger Faulkner

    You know i was reading the same story on the nypost website and for some strange reason the alcohol cluttered the three adults mind in such a way that she dicieded to give his friend some and he jumped in nothing wrong with that is there?

  • Shhha

    Oh Please! You meet someone in the bar than you take it home. Give me a break!

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