NY fugitive accused of raping, beating woman arrested in Washington State

June 21, 2019 - 6:29 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The 53-year-old man wanted on fugitive warrants out of New York on suspicion of the rape and beating of a 29-year-old woman that lasted nearly six hours in late May in a Queens house, was arrested Thursday in Bellingham, Washington.

The Bellingham Police Department arrested Michael Edward Hosang into Whatcom County Jail on fugitive from justice warrants, according to jail records, and he is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail.

According to Whatcom County Superior Court documents, Bellingham Police received a warrant from the New York Police Department and the United States Marshals Service for Hosang for the felony crimes of first-degree rape, first degree criminal sexual acts, first-degree aggravated sexual abuse, second-degree assault, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.

“We would like to thank our partners in New York for requesting our assistance and flying out to the Pacific Northwest to help assist our team in locating Hosang,” Acting U.S. Marshal Jacob Green said in the release. “The arrest of this violent fugitive, across the United States of American, shows the hard work and dedication of our law enforcement agencies to ensure safety and security to all.”

According to New York City Criminal Court documents, the victim stated that at approximately 6 a.m. on May 30 Hosang punched her in the face several times and struck her in the body, causing her to fall.

Hosang then reportedly strangled the victim, ripped her clothes off and raped her repeatedly, according to court documents.

Documents state that the victim said she attempted to flee, but Hosang caught her before she could reach the door, grabbed her ankles, struck her in the head and body with an object and dragged her to an upstairs room, documents state.

Reports say Hosang then tied her feet with a strap and restrained her arms with handcuffs that were attached to the wall.

The victim said Hosang beat her for several hours and told her he was going to kill her, according to documents, but was able to free her hands when Hosang left the room for water.

The victim reportedly was able to jump out of a second story window, slide down a drain pipe and ran down the street naked until she was able to flag down a passing vehicle.

The driver covered her and called 911.

The victim was 29-years-old and suffered substantial pain, bruising, swelling and lacerations to numerous parts of her body and a fractured cheekbone, court documents said.

The marshals' relase also noted that other victims have come forward alleging that Hosang committed similar violent acts against them.

Hosang made his first appearance in Whatcom County Superior Court Thursday for the local fugitive charge, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Evan Jones told The Bellingham Herald.

Jones said Governor Cuomo will be seeking an extradition warrant out of Govenor Jay Inslee’s office. 

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