Staten Island man cuffed for allegedly raping 11-year-old Brooklyn girl

Andre Clarke of Staten Island faces charges of raping an 11-year-old girl in her Brooklyn home on Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo courtesy of NYPD)

Detectives charged a Staten Island man on Sunday for allegedly raping an 11-year-old girl inside her Brooklyn home on Saturday morning.

Andre Clarke, 45, of Shaina Court faces three counts each of rape, sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child.

Police said Clarke sexually assaulted the victim inside her residence in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn at around 9 a.m. on Feb. 15. It’s not yet known how Clarke knew the girl, if at all, according to published reports.

Following the assault, Clarke fled the scene inside a 2018 Nissan Maxima, Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison tweeted on Saturday.

Paramedics brought the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

The NYPD released Clarke’s picture on Saturday night in an advisory about the rape. Cops later located him in Queens, the New York Post reported.

Harrison praised the work of the NYPD Brooklyn North Violent Felony and Special Victims Squads for tracking the suspect down.

“Andre Clarke, the suspect from yesterday’s rape has been apprehended,” Harrison tweeted on Sunday. “Excellent work by Brooklyn North Violent Felony Squad and Special Victims for locating the suspect and making the apprehension. Keep up the great work and as always, stay safe!”

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