College Point man arrested in Little Neck spa rape: NYPD

By Tom Momberg

LITTLE NECK — Officers of the 111th Precinct arrested a College Point man suspected of raping a Little Neck massage therapist at gunpoint, the NYPD said.

A heavyset man arrived for his 7:30 a.m. appointment at a Northern Boulevard salon and allegedly attacked a 42-year-old employee, pushing her into a back room where she was forced to commit sex acts at gunpoint, according to police sources.

Luis Jessup, 37, was arrested Wednesday and is being charged with a criminal sex act, rape and menacing, in connection with the Feb. 21 incident, police said.

He was arraigned in Queens Criminal court Thursday, during which his bail was set at $50,000.

Jessup’s next court appearance was scheduled for March20.

Reach reporter Tom Momberg by e-mail at tmomberg@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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