NY man charged with raping 14-year-old girl days after his prison release
An upstate New York man raped a 14-year-old girl just nine days after being released from prison, police said.
Luis Torres, 21, was arrested while on parole late last month after the teen victim told investigators he raped her at a Syracuse home in February — just nine days after he was sprung from prison for stabbing a mall employee in 2017, Syracuse.com reports.
Police said in court documents cited by the outlet that Torres, of Syracuse, then had sex with the girl on two other occasions between late February and early April.
Torres, who was taken into custody on June 26, remained held without bail Friday at the Onondaga County Justice Center on charges of second-degree rape, endangering the welfare of a child and violating his parole, online records show.
Torres had been on parole after being convicted of second-degree assault in a December 2017 attack at Destiny USA, a mall where police said he stabbed an employee at Syracuse’s Original Caramel Corn Shoppe after stealing a bag of chips. He was later sentenced to two years in prison, Syracuse.com reports.
After being initially released from custody with conditions in August 2019, Torres later returned to prison in January prior to being set free again on Feb. 20, according to the report.
Torres is due back in court on July 30, online records show. It’s unclear if he’s hired an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
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