Two Newarkers Arrested for Allegedly Raping College Student
Teen and 26-year-old man accused of raping 18-year-old at gunpoint in Irvington Park
Two Newark residents, including a 17-year-old boy, are accused of raping a college student at gunpoint in Irvington Monday evening.
The victim, an 18-year-old college student who was returning from class Monday, was getting off a bus at around 6:40 p.m. when she was approached by the two, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The men, who tried to talk to her, pulled a gun on her when she rebuffed them and forced her into Irvington Park. The two then allegedly raped her at gunpoint.
The teenager and Derrick Baker, 26, were arrested and charged Tuesday morning with one count of first degree kidnapping, one count of first degree robbery and three counts of first degree aggravated sexual assault. The juvenile's name is not being released at this time, the prosecutor's office said.
The prosecutor's office also did not identify what college the victim attends.
Baker is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility, while the teen is at the Essex County Youth House.
"We are working jointly with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office in this investigation as we always do," said Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura in a press release.
An investigation is active and ongoing.
Anyone with information may call the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit at 973-753-1123 or the sheriff's Crimestoppers 24/7 tips line at 973-877-TIPS. Crimestoppers will pay up to $5,000 for details that assist in the investigation.