By Jonathan Sperling
A Flushing man who allegedly crawled through a bathroom window to rape a woman and assault her 94-year-old mother has been arrested, Acting Queens District Attorney John Ryan said Monday.
Police say Solomon Hudgins, 27, broke through a bathroom window at around 2 a.m. on Sunday with his pants down and his genitals exposed. Hudgins then allegedly grabbed a 64-year-old woman, groped her breast and touched her genitals before trying to pull the victim’s pants down.
Hudgins was arraigned Monday before Judge Scott Dunn on a complaint that charges him with first-degree burglary, first-degree attempted rape, second-degree assault, first-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and fourth-degree criminal mischief. If he is convicted, Hudgins faces up to 25 years in prison.
“This was a vicious attack on a 64-year-old woman, who did her best to fight off the nearly-naked defendant in the middle of the night,” Ryan said in a statement.
After the woman managed to fight Hudgins off, he allegedly went to the victim’s mother, who was attempting to call 911. Hudgins allegedly snatched the phone from her hand and began hitting her with it, causing swelling and bruising.
Hudgins allegedly fled the scene, but was arrested a short distance from the victims’ apartment by 109th Precinct cops.
“If the charges are proven, this defendant deserves nothing less than a significant term of incarceration,” Ryan continued in a statement.
Dunn ordered Hudgins to return to court on Aug.9.