A man who has been linked to two sexual assault charges in Zuccotti Park has been arrested. 26-year-old Tonye Iketubosin of Crown Heights allegedly raped an 18-year-old woman from Massachusetts early Saturday morning, and sexually assaulted a 17-year-old woman on October 25th. According to the Wall Street Journal, he has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse, and the DA's office states that charges related to the alleged rape are "pending."Seems Tonye has at least one alias.
The 18-year-old told police that following an argument with her tent-mate at around 6 a.m. on Saturday, she met Iketubosin and he offered to let her sleep in his tent, "saying he had to go work in the park's makeshift kitchen." After falling asleep, she woke up shortly after "to Iketubosin removing her pants…she told police she asked him to stop, but he didn't comply. Then he raped her."
Iketubosin allegedly helped the 17-year-old set up her tent last Thursday night, and early the next morning found him inside the tent. He allegedly "ignored her repeated requests to leave. Then he groped her until she pushed him away." Iketubosin reportedly told authorities that he had been staying at Zuccotti Park for more than a week and working in the kitchen.
Beau Sibbing, Wisconsin resident who has been working in the kitchen at Zuccotti Park for the past three weeks, tells us that Iketubosin was known as "Tonye Parks," and came to work in the kitchen around two weeks ago. "He was a genuinely nice guy...he came to get shit done," he said. Sibbing had heard rumors of the first assault on Friday, and said that Iketubosin "was adamant that it wasn't him."Naturally, some idiots rationalize it because it's all for a good cause. To them, as they've declared, this is war. And in every battle you have some casualties. So some women get raped. At least they have mediation counselors to help cheer up the victims.
Another woman who has been at the park for the past three weeks from her home on Long Island and asked to be identified as Amanda F., says, "This is still New York. It's humanity; you're gonna find the good and the bad. I don't want to discourage people from coming down here, it's very rare that something like this would happen."Except it's happening at virtually every one of the encampments.