NYPD: Woman Raped After Man Threatens To Kill Her If She Did Not Commit Incest

WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 20, 2019 - 6:34 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police say a man on parole raped a Queens woman after breaking into her home and forcing her to make a sickening choice.

According to authorities, 33-year-old Joshua Henderson broke into the Howard Beach apartment complex on Monday and presented the woman with a choice: she could be raped by him, commit incest with her own son or he could kill her.

Neighbors say they are horrified by the news and are still trying to process what happened.

“We’re terrified. Every woman walking into this building is afraid to go in the elevator. They’re afraid,” one neighbor told CBS2’s Christina Fan.

They say what’s more troubling is Henderson’s past.

The 33-year-old, who was arrested at his bail bondsman’s office on Wednesday, was sentenced to 12 years in prison for a burglary but was paroled early last July.

According to CBS2, he has since been arrested three times, in November 2018, January 2019 and May 2019.

Police say surveillance video and Henderson’s ankle bracelet place him at the apartment complex at the time of the attack.

Henderson is now being charged with rape, burglary and robbery.