An inmate who tried to rape a New York police officer on Friday in a Brooklyn courthouse was frustrated by another defendant, according to police sources.
Jeriah Bamugo, 26, was being taken before a judge to appear in court on assault and assault charges when he attacked the woman. He had been caught twice this week.
The officer tried to transport Bamugo and another inmate from a detention cell to a courtroom on Schemerhorn Street at approximately 11:20 am, reports the New York Post.
The suspect then allegedly grabbed the officer's neck, pinned her against a wall and growled & # 39; I'll have sex with you & # 39; It is also said that he stripped the woman's belt while scratching her pants.
The officer tried to transport Jeriah Bamugo and another inmate from a cell to a courtroom on Schemerhorn Street when Bamugo attacked her.
The couple fell to the ground, but the other inmate quickly intervened and pushed Bamugo out of the woman. His partner rushed from the outside area to help the officer.
"She was trying to transport him between cells," said a police source. "And he threw her to the ground and tried to attack her sexually." Fortunately, it was not successful. Another inmate saved her.
Another source stated: "The officers responded in 30 seconds, I saw a guy running back to the cells, the inmates immediately started yelling."
The officer has not been identified but has been placed in modified service. She did not have a gun at the time of the assault
"She's a bit shocked but, fortunately, she's fine," a source added.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital to receive treatment for injuries that are not life threatening.
Bamugo had been arrested twice this week.
He was accused of stalking and harassment on Monday, but was released on his own responsibility.
The man was arrested again on Thursday after he allegedly grabbed a 52-year-old woman's breast at 2:30 in East Flatbush.
Before fleeing the scene, it is said that he hit the woman on the shoulder.
He was accused of friction and forced aggression as a result.
Bamugo is expected to be charged with attempted rape of an officer, according to the police.