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Tourist In NYC Charged With Raping Young Woman Near Columbia University

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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.

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