Pena was convicted of three counts of committing a criminal sexual act. Pena was also convicted of three counts of predatory sexual assault. Jurors were unable to reach a verdict on two counts of rape and two other counts of predatory sexual assault.
Residents who were home at the time say they heard what sounded like fireworks and then saw sparks shooting outside their windows.
Police say they are looking for 40-year-old Luis Gonzalez in the so-called petroleum jelly burglaries in Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood between Sept. 4 and March 8 of last year.
The incidents all took place in the Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood sections of the borough between September 4 of last year and March 8.
Recounting in vivid detail the alleged attack, the 25-year-old victim — with tears in her eyes and a look of utter contempt — pointed to Officer Michael Pena to identify him in court as the man she says raped her last summer in Inwood.
Park upkeep or a war on trees? It depends who you ask in one Upper Manhattan neighrborhood.
More than 100 firefighters responded to the fire, which started at around 11 p.m. Tuesday night. Fortunately nobody was reported inside any of the stores at the time.
A neighborhood-wide turtle hunt has been initiated for an eastern box turtle that made a daring escape from the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center on Thursday.
For the past two years, a Manhattan couple has opened their door hundreds of times for police or firefighters responding to emergency calls they never made.
“The brazenness of the horrific attack charged by the grand jury is truly shocking,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance said Wednesday.
Perry will meet with Hispanic leaders in Inwood, including 100 business leaders from the Inwood and Washington Heights sections.
Michael Pena’s lawyers on Wednesday declined to detail his version of the events, but they say he “had no intent to hurt anybody.”
Police said the alleged rape happened Friday morning behind an apartment building in Inwood. Pena, drunk and in plain clothes, asked a woman for directions, police say.
Michael Pena, an officer since 2008, has been suspended without pay after the alleged incident in which a 25-year-old teacher said she was raped in Inwood.
Local artist Hector Canonge decided to teach free English classes at the Magic Touch Laundromat twice a week for a month.