A man who caught a woman on the New York City subway and then hit her on the track has been jailed for 22 years.
Kimani Stephenson, 25, attacked Bonnie Currie, 23, when she waited for the 1 train on West 14th Street and the Sixth Avenue subway station in April 2017.
He grabbed her crotch and her chest and then pushed her into the job when she tried to fight him.
Currie was brought to safety by two bystanders.
Kimani Stephenson, 25, was sentenced to 22 years before the attempt to attack Bonnie Currie, 23
On Friday she attended his hearing and watched him receive a 22-year sentence. Stephenson's lawyers argued that the police arrested the wrong man.
He was convicted earlier in the year for first-degree abuse and sexual abuse, but was acquitted of attempted murder.
Currie, who is an actress, was waiting on the platform for a train when Stephenson attacked her.
She told him he had to *** off & # 39 ;, but he kept full and overwhelmed her.
Stephenson, 25, said he was not guilty. He claimed that the police had the wrong man
Currie was supported by friends in court. She was emotional during the hearing
Currie tears when she looks in the direction of Stephenson during his sentencing session
"He had a hand on my chest and the other in my crotch, and he pulled me into his body," Currie recalled, according to the New York Post.
I told him to stop and then he threw me on the train tracks, & # 39; she said about the alleged attack.
After Stephenson reportedly put her on the track, he asked: "Why would you eavesdrop, b *** h? & # 39;
Fortunately, two people at the station heard her screams and were able to pull her off the track.
These are the images of the security camera issued by the police to try to find the man after the attack
Currie then said to CBS: "I raised my arms and one man grabbed one arm and the other grabbed the other and they pulled me off the track."
The small 5-actress was later transferred to the Northwell Health Lenox Hill Hospital to be treated for a broken left wrist, a torn ligament in her left shoulder and deep bruises in her left femur.
The cameras on West 14th Street station did not work at the time, but Stephenson was arrested after a neighbor from his home project Lower East Side recognized his face from a security photo and called the police.
Currie suffered from a broken wrist and a torn ligament, but was lucky enough to survive