NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A construction worker has admitted beating a woman unconscious and trying to sexually abuse her in a New York City bar bathroom. She told police he attacked her after she shrugged off his attempts to dance with her.

Mbarek Lafrem, 32, said little as he pleaded guilty Monday to assault and attempted sexual abuse. A judge promised him a 16-year sentence after prosecutors asked for 20 years. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 1, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.

The Moroccan-born Lafrem and the 29-year-old woman, a pediatric nurse from Connecticut, crossed paths at the pub Social on 8th Avenue on March 2010. He lived in Norwood, Pa., but was working in Manhattan.

The victim told police he followed her into the women’s bathroom and burst into a stall. Prosecutors say she was found unconscious, with her pants nearly pulled off.

She suffered a broken eye socket and nose, skull fractures, a busted jaw and required 50 stitches to close a gash in her forehead, according to court papers.

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Comments (5)
  1. Em says:

    All bars and clubs should have security at the bathroom door. The club owners are responsible for everything and everyone in the club. I would know, I used to work in a nightclub. We had a standing rule: men were not allowed into the women’s bathroom, and vice versa. Every staff member kept an eye on the bathrooms, there was always someone watching. Anyone who had a problem with the rule was immediately thrown out.

  2. DanTe says:

    Stop harassing it.
    It’s a stinking MuSlime.
    It can’t help it. It’s born that way.
    That’s how they treat their females.
    Jail the idiots that allow MuSlimes to roam free with humans.

  3. Sam says:

    I guess no one noticed this guy following the woman into the ladies room or heard the commotion going on. It had to take several minutes to beat her to the extent of her injuries which were severe. Maybe the bars should have security

  4. Peter says:

    Deport this MF !!!!!

  5. Steve says:

    What a f*****g loser. I hope that he gets beaten into a coma, while he’s in prison.

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