Now they are putting him in a cage.
A violent thug who was rescued by a non-profit organization – only to choke and sexually rape a young woman in the Bronx a week after his arrest – will remain in jail for the next 18 years under a plea contract taken Wednesday.
Lynneke Burris, 30, from Brooklyn, already had a long rap sheetincluding for violent assault, and was imprisoned for a new charge of assault when the Bronx Freedom Fund deposited its $ 1,000 bond on April 5.
On April 12, he attended a 23-year-old high school English teacher in the elevator of his Concourse Village apartment, stuffing him until she got her back. # 39, passed out.
Then he dragged her into a stairwell. When she regained consciousness, he ordered her to remove her clothes and sexually assaulted her.
On Wednesday, Burris repeatedly said "Yes" to Judge Ralph Fabrizio, a Supreme Court judge in the Bronx, who was asked if he had squeezed the woman's neck until she fainted, then committed a leader first-degree sexual act.
Under the plea agreement, he did not admit the more serious charge of violent rape, thus avoiding a trial that could have resulted in a longer sentence, but that would have forced the victim to testify in court. public.
On February 13, Burris will return to court to be sentenced to 18 years in prison and 20 years of probation.
Before the end of his sentence, it could be determined that he is too dangerous to be released because of mental illness, said the judge.
Bronx DA Darcel Clark vowed to do justice to the victim and said that she hoped Wednesday's plea agreement would help her heal.
"The defendant committed a series of violent acts against a young woman: smother her until she lost consciousness, dragging her into a stairwell and sexually assault him, "Clark said in a statement.
"I hope the plea agreement today will bring some justice to the victim who has been traumatized by this horrible event."
The Bronx Freedom Fund did not respond to a request for comment.