Defense Attorney Accused Bayonne New Jersey Woman of Concocting Rape Story
The attorney for a Jersey City man accused of kidnapping and raping a Bayonne New Jersey woman argued in court that the victim fabricated the entire story.
The 45-year-old defendant allegedly committed the sexual assault in August 2013. The defendant first encountered the victim in the parking lot at Hudson County Plaza in Jersey City, NJ. The defendant helped the woman get her keys out of a locked car.
At some point during the encounter, the defendant allegedly lied to the victim and told her that he was a Hudson County supervisor. He reportedly offered to help the woman get work with the county.
A few days later, the defendant called the victim and asked her to meet him at Hudson Lanes, a blowing alley located near the Bayonne/Jersey City border. The defendant told her that the two of them needed to discuss the job opportunity.
The victim met the defendant at the bowling alley. They then drove in the defendant’s car to his residence on Stevens Avenue in Jersey City, New Jersey.
The defendant allegedly lured the victim inside his apartment and pulled a knife on her. According to prosecutors, the defendant spent several hours repeatedly raping the victim.
The victim eventually managed to grab the knife and stab the defendant in the neck. The victim stabbed the defendant several more times and then sought help from another apartment.
The defendant was later arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, criminal restraint, aggravated assault, and weapons offenses.
The defendant’s version of events differs significantly from the victim’s version. The defendant argues that the sex between the two was consensual.
During the trial, the victim took the witness stand. That’s when the defense attorney accused the victim of concocting “this story about rape.” The victim countered that the defendant had, in fact, kidnapped and raped her.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Attorney Accuses Bayonne Woman of Fabricating Rape ‘Story’ After Stabbing Jersey City Defendant.”