Say He Sexually Assaulted Disabled Woman
A Jamaica man remains locked up on high bail for allegedly sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman inside Aqueduct Racetrack in South Ozone Park earlier this month, it was reported.
Law enforcement agents collared Frank Wood, 37, of Hillside Avenue for allegedly assaulting the victim- a 40-year-old woman with the mental capacity of a 2-year-old and limited communication skills-inside a bathroom stall in the racetrack’s clubhouse on the evening of Feb. 2.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, the victim was heard screaming inside a women’s restroom at about 8 p.m. on the night the incident occurred. Seconds later, an eyewitness heard a man’s voice coming from the bathroom stating, “Don’t tell anybody.”
Wood reportedly walked out of the stall, adjusted his belt and exited the bathroom. The eyewitness reportedly discovered the naked victim in the stall.
New York Racing Association (NYRA) peace officers reportedly stopped Wood shortly thereafter and later transferred him into the custody of 106th Precinct officers.
During questioning, prosecutors said, Wood allegedly admitted to striking up a conversation with the victim, then later meeting up with her in the ladies’ room.
After they kissed, the suspect allegedly claimed, the victim orally and manually stimulated him, police noted. Authorities said Wood allegedly penetrated her before she screamed.
Wood was booked by P.O. Kyle Crean of the 106th Precinct on charges of second-degree criminal sexual act, second-degree attempted rape, second-degree sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person.
According to court records, the suspect was arraigned on Feb. 3 in Queens Criminal Court before Judge David Hawkins, who ordered him held on $200,000 bail.
He is slated to return to court on Mar. 3.