Caught! Brooklyn monster arrested in the Bronx for repeated rape of 12-year-old girl

people outside in a Bronx street during the day; inset of suspect wanted for rape
Thomas Barnaby, inset, is accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx in 2023.
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A Brooklyn man was arrested Wednesday for the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx last year.

The arrest comes just hours after the NYPD identified and put out photos of 30-year-old Thomas Barnaby, asking the public for help in bringing him into custody. Barnaby is facing a slew of charges, police said, including first, second and third degree rape, predatory sex assault against a child, forcible touching and sexual abuse. 

According to law enforcement sources, Barnaby, of 193 Albany Ave. in Crown Heights, engaged in forced sexual intercourse with the young girl multiple times between Dec. 19 and Dec. 23, 2023, inside a home near East 165th Street and River Avenue in the Concourse section of the Bronx. 

Police are not yet able to confirm whether Barnaby and the victim were related in any way. The NYPD released his photo to the public early Wednesday morning, and he was arrested by 4:50 p.m. the same day within the confines of the 46th Precinct. 

dark complexion man wearing black shirt accused of rape
Suspect Thomas Barnaby

No injuries were reported as a result of the crime. 

According to the latest police data, rape in 44th Precinct, where this crime occurred, is up 40% from last year. But total crime in the area — including rape, murder and robbery — is down more than 10%. The NYPD, however, has repeatedly asserted that rape is an underreported crime.