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Note: In the original story, we did not make it clear that the alleged assault took place in June 2019, not earlier this month, and that the suspect was arrested last week. We have made revisions to the original story that make the timeline clearer for the reader. We regret the confusion.
A black Bronx parolee accused last year of brutally beating and raping a 20-year-old white woman who then told a friend she “deserved it” because of “slavery” has been arrested, according to court documents.
The New York Post reported June 3, 2019 that police began searching for 23-year-old Temar Bishop following an alleged attack and sexual assault after he and the victim reportedly met and ended up hanging out with some friends on the rooftop of an apartment complex in Mott Haven.
At one point, police said, Bishop allegedly struck the victim in the face several times and then raped her, according to police.
Following the sexual assault, Bishop then allegedly punched and kicked the victim in her head and body until she eventually went unconscious in an attack that one Special Victims Division investigator said was “one of the worst he’s ever seen,” one NYPD source told the Post.
The victim was left with a fractured nose and several lacerations to her face and had to be treated at a local hospital.
The Post reported that Bishop has been arrested before. He was booked twice in 2016 for robbing a store and was sentenced to the Altona Correctional Facility for third-degree robbery shortly thereafter. He was paroled after a little more than a year on July 9, 2018.
Police in Virginia caught up to and arrested Bishop last Friday.
According to Law Enforcement Today, which cited court documents, Bishop told a witness to the alleged rape and beating after the fact, “She was a white girl. She deserved it because us minorities have been through slavery.”
“This is what they used to do to us. This is what they did to us during slavery. They used to beat us and whip us,” Bishop added, according to the criminal complaint.
Authorities have filed an assortment of charges against Bishop over the alleged rape and assault that took place June 1. They are also considering the attack and rape a hate crime.
Law Enforcement Today noted that, according to court documents, Bishop ran off after the victim went unconscious but returned a short while later with an unnamed witness who told police he saw the woman “laying on the roof with blood covering her face.”
It is then when Bishop allegedly made his comments about slavery.
“Bishop was arraigned in Bronx court on Saturday, where he was ordered held without bail,” LET reported. “He’s charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault, attempted murder, rape, two counts of assault, sexual abuse, assault and a hate crime.”
The site noted that a similar violent incident occurred late last month in East Harlem. Then, a 64-year-old woman was also brutally beaten and raped, later dying after being placed in a medically-induced coma.
Police arrested Frankie Harris, 38, on charges of murder, rape, strangulation, and sexual abuse, ABC7 reported.
He was also known to have spewed hateful rhetoric about Puerto Ricans before allegedly attacking Adalinda Delgado-Staiman May 18.
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