NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A suspect accused in a string of sex attacks in Brooklyn is set to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Nineteen-year-old Dennis Ofuoma of the Bronx walked out of the Brooklyn Special Victims Unit after his arrest Monday. He was escorted into a police car by detectives, mumbling as he was seated.READ MORE: Liberty Science Center Breaks Ground On $300 Million SciTech Scity Expansion
“Praise God. I want $800 million,” he said. “I’m a rapper, you heard.”
Investigators say it’s Ofuoma who was seen on surveillance video during the overnight hours of July 12.
That night, police said he followed a 22-year-old woman into her apartment building near Pacific Street and Nostrand Avenue, allegedly covering her mouth with his hand, pressing her against a wall and groping her.
Police said the woman managed to fight him off and Ofuoma got away.READ MORE: Watch CBS2’s Candidate Conversation With New Jersey Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli
About an hour later, investigators said he tried the same thing with a 29-year-old woman near St. Marks Avenue and New York Avenue.
Detectives said he tried a third and fourth time with two more women that same night, threatening to kill the last victim with a knife, but they too managed to escape.
A tip led investigators to the teen.
Police said the victims were able to identify Ofuoma in a lineup.
So far, police said Ofuoma is facing charges of burglary, sex abuse and harassment in connection with three of the four alleged crimes.MORE NEWS: Early Voting Begins Saturday In New York City, New Jersey
Investigators said charges in the fourth case are likely.