Special victims detectives in the Bronx arrested a man who they say attacked two women in about an hour’s time over the weekend and attempted to rape them.
Rashaid Todman, 37, was arrested and charged with attempted rape, sex abuse, and three counts of forcible touching.
Law enforcement sources said Todman allegedly first attacked a 29-year-old woman inside an apartment building in the area of Morris Avenue and East 177th Street in Mount Hope at about 6 p.m. Saturday night.
According to police, he allegedly accosted the young woman and forcibly touched her private area. After the woman resisted his assault, Todman took off on foot in an unknown direction.
About 40 minutes later, cops said, Todman allegedly preyed upon a 39-year-old woman about three blocks away from the first incident, at the corner of Morris Avenue and East 174th Street.
Detectives said Todman forced the victim to the ground, pulled down her pants and attempted to sexually assault her while grabbing her genitalia. After the victim resisted, he then took off from the scene on foot.
The NYPD released video footage of Todman behind both attacks, which occurred between 6 and 7 p.m. on Saturday night, Feb. 20. Part of this attack was caught by a nearby security camera and shown in footage that the NYPD released Sunday night.
Neither of the victims suffered serious physical injury, police said.
Updated at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 23.