College Point man arrested in Bayside spa rape: NYPD

By Tom Momberg

BAYSIDE — Officers of the 111th Precinct arrested a College Point man suspected of raping a Bayside massage therapist at gunpoint, the Queens district attorney said.

Police sources initially said the action took place in a Little Neck spa, but the DA clarified that the business location was in Bayside.

A heavyset man arrived for his 7:30 a.m. appointment Feb. 21 at an unlicensed Northern Boulevard massage parlor and allegedly attacked a 42-year-old employee, pushing her into a back room where he physically removed the woman’s pants, made her lay down on a massage table and forced her to commit sex acts at gunpoint, according to the DA.

“The allegations in this case are very disturbing,” said DA Attorney Richard Brown. “The defendant is accused of entering the business, displaying what appeared to be a firearm and forcing various sex acts on the victim. The defendant is now facing a lengthy prison term.”

Luis Jessup, 37, was arrested March 4 and is being charged with sexual assault, rape, menacing and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the incident, police said.

The defendant faces a sentence of up to 25 years in prison if found guilty.

Jessup was arraigned in Queens Criminal court March 5, during which his bail was set at $50,000. The DA said he did not post bail.

His next court appearance was scheduled for March 20.

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