By LIZ GOFF
Queens Village Man Charged In ‘Online Sex’ Assault
Cops arrested a 32-year-old registered sex offender on October 3 after he used the Internet to lure an Indianapolis woman to his Holliswood apartment, where he raped and assaulted her over the course of an entire night, police said.
David Graham met the 21-year-old woman at the Port Authority Bus Terminal on October 2 and took her to his apartment, where he threatened to kill her if she didn’t comply with his sexual demands.
The attacks continued through the night until Graham left the apartment for a short while and the victim managed to escape to a neighbor’s apartment. The neighbor called 911, police said.
Graham was recently released from prison after serving time for a 2001 sex assault conviction, police said. He is facing charges of rape, sexual misconduct and criminal misconduct.
Kohl’s Shoplifter Nabbed
Police arrested a Queens teenager on September 26 after she was spotted shoplifting clothing from the Kohl’s store at 61-11 188th St. in Fresh Meadows.
Cops said store security personnel spotted Salma Gafur, 18, at about 2:40 p.m. removing price tags from various items of clothing and placing them in her handbag.
The security guards called 911 and Gafur was arrested and charged with petit larceny, police said.
A 36-year-old Flushing woman was arrested on October 5 after she tried to sell her newborn to an undercover cop for $25,000, authorities said.
Police said Yue Fan Chau had allegedly arranged the deal prior to the baby’s birth and had arranged for the cop’s name to appear on the birth certificate.
Chau was arrested after she met the undercover detective outside New York Downtown Hospital, where the detective gave her a $20,000 check and $5,000 cash and she handed the cop a numbered card that would have allowed him to pick up the baby, police said.
Chau was charged with child abandonment, endangering the welfare of a child, tampering with public records and falsifying business records.
Prosecutors said Chau told the cop she did not want any further contact with him or the baby, and that she was forced to sell the child after her boyfriend returned to China leaving her alone and in need of cash. Chau could face up to seven years in prison, if convicted.
Attacker Dies In Custody
A delusional man died in custody on October 3 en route to a local hospital after he went on a rampage, broke into a real estate office and beat an employee with a trash can, police said.
Police said passersby spotted Tom Kennedy, 40, at about 10 a.m. in Corona asking for help.
Cops said they believe Kennedy had been doing drugs shortly before he stormed into the Parkway Realty offices on 108th Street. Once inside the office, Kennedy kicked down doors and grabbed a trash can, striking Juan Cuadrado, 67 in the face, police said.
Kennedy screamed at employees, “You got to help me! There’s somebody trying to shoot me!” a Parkway secretary said.
Cuadrado told police he tried to quiet Kennedy telling him, “There’s nobody out there looking for you.” When Cuadrado told Kennedy he couldn’t hide in the office, Kennedy grabbed the trash can and blindsided Cuadrado, police said.
Cuadrado shook off the attack long enough to get other employees and himself out of the office. He then locked Kennedy inside and called 911, police said.
Cops arrived moments later and waited for an ambulance before entering the office. Kennedy, who was trashing the office when police and the ambulance crew entered, was handcuffed, his legs bound with Velcro strips, and placed in the ambulance, police said.
Kennedy died en route to Elmhurst Hospital Center. Police speculate he died of a drug overdose, based on eyewitnesses who said they saw him snorting cocaine moments before he went on the rampage, police sources said.