Friday, November 26, 2010

Queens Sex Fiend Suraj Persaud Told Women He Was Cop Before Raping Them by Thomas Zambito - NY Daily News

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A Queens sex fiend raped two women he met on Craigslist after lying that he was a cop and threatening to have them arrested as hookers, prosecutors say.

Suraj Persaud showed the women his guns, a bulletproof vest and a PBA card before attacking them.

The 34-year-old accused perv faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted; he was being held Tuesday night on $100,000 bail.

'The offenses that he is charged with are crimes of violence that pose a serious threat to public safety,' said Queens District Attorney Richard Brown.

Prosecutors say that on May 16, 2010 Persaud took a 29-year-old woman he met through a Craigslist ad to his Queens Village home and raped her after telling him he was an officer. A week later, he brought home a 19-year-old girl who had offered a 'massage' on the online classified ad service.

Persaud was arrested on May 24, 2010 after the 19-year-old victim went to cops.

He was released on a $35,000 bond and arrested again in July when prosecutors learned about the May 16 incident.

The District Attorney's Offce is asking that others who believe they might also be victims to contact the Special Victims Bureau at 718-286-6111.