Man arrested in alleged beating, attempted rape of 73-year-old homeless woman

Kimberly Dole
July 15, 2019 - 6:22 am



NEW YORK (1010 WINS)-- A man wanted for a beating and attempting to rape a woman in lower Manhattan was arrested on Sunday after two Bronx police officers recognized him from a wanted poster, police said.

Clarence Bradley, 23, is accused of nearly raping and brutally beating a 73-year-old homeless woman on Greenwich St. near Battery Place a week ago.

Two officers spotted Bradley walking on Baker Ave. by White Plains Rd. in Van Nest -- a block away from his home, the Daily News reports.

Bradley admitted to being present at the scene of the incident on July 7, reports said.

According to police, Bradley approached the victim at 12:45 a.m. and demanded sex from her.

The victim refused and Bradley proceeded to punch the victim multiple times, seriously injuring her face and causing her loss of her teeth.

Police say Bradley also removed the victim’s bag containing $20. 

Police charged Bradley with attempted rape, robbery and public lewdness.

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