Fourth Queens suspect charged in Jamaica sexual assault: DA

Fourth Queens suspect charged in Jamaica sexual assault: DA
Isaiah Shorter, 20, is the fourth suspect that police are looking for in a gang assault and robbery of a 50-year-old woman that transpired in Jamaica last week.
By Naeisha Rose

The Fugitive Task Force in Brooklyn nabbed a fourth Queens suspect wanted in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of a 50-year-old mother of two in Jamaica July 11, police said.

Isaiah Shorter, 20, of Jamaica, was arraigned before Queens Criminal Court Judge Althea Drysdale and charged with a criminal sexual act and sexual abuse, according to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown’s office.

If convicted, Shorter faces 25 years in prison. He was held on $500,000 bail and scheduled to return to court this Friday, the DA’s office said.

Police identified Shorter as the fourth suspect after arresting the three other alleged assailants July 13, according to the NYPD.

His alleged accomplices are Brandon Walker, Justin Williams, and Julisses Ginel, who were each held on $500,000 bond/$250,000 cash bail and will be returning to court on the same day as Shorter, according to Brown’s office.

Brown said he was appalled by the alleged actions of these four men.

“The crimes that this defendant and his three companions are accused of committing that night are despicable and are deserving of significant punishment,” Brown said. “It is alleged that with a pack-like mentality they set upon a defenseless woman coming from church and subjected her to heinous acts of sexual abuse.”

Queens Special Victims Squad worked in conjunction with the detectives of the 103rd Precinct to find the suspects.

Reach reporter Naeisha Rose by e-mail at nrose@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4573.

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