BRONX- The super of several Bronx buildings has been charged with raping children, prosecutors say.
Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced that a Bronx man has been charged in two indictments with Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child, second-degree Rape and other felony charges for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl in buildings where he served as a superintendent.
District Attorney Clark said, “This defendant allegedly preyed on a girl for nearly three years, starting in 2009 when she was five years old, in the basement of her building. He also allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl last year in another building. We will bring justice for the victims of these horrendous crimes. He could face up to life in prison if he is convicted of the most serious charge.”
District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Angel Martinez, 63, was charged in one indictment with Predatory Sexual Assault Against A Child, first-degree Course Of Sexual Conduct Against A Child, second-degree Course Of Sexual Conduct Against A Child, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. In the second indictment, he is charged with second-degree Rape, second-degree Criminal Sexual Act, third-degree Rape, third-degree Criminal Sexual Act and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. He was arraigned before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas on February 13, 2018. Bail was continued and he is due back on May 22, 2018. He could face up to life in prison on the top count.
According to the investigation, between August 19, 2009 and July 10, 2012, in the laundry room area of the basement of 1800 University Avenue, the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse and other acts of sexual conduct with a girl beginning when she was five years old.
According to the investigation, on November 6, 2017, in 441 East 136th Street, the defendant engaged in sexual intercourse and other acts of sexual conduct with a 14-year-old girl.
Anyone with information about other possible incidents is urged to call police at (212) 267-RAPE (7273).
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Xhiljola Ruci of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, under the supervision of Rachel Ferrari, Chief of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, and the overall supervision of Joseph Muroff, Chief of the Special Victims Division.
An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.