Police: Man allegedly 'violently attacked and raped' woman in Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. —
Syracuse Police have made an arrest in a rape investigation.
Police say the investigation began when officers responded to the 200 block of Turtle Street at about 4 a.m. on June 28. There a female victim told officers she was violently attacked and raped by a man over the course of a few hours.
Detectives identified a suspect and on July 4 went to 607 Turtle Street to locate him and search his home.
“SPD S.W.A.T. responded to the scene as a precaution, due to the violent actions of the suspect reported in this incident,” police said in a release.
Police said the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Hickey, was arrested without incident.
He now faces the following charges:
- First-degree rape
- First-degree robbery
- First-degree criminal sex act
- First-degree sex abuse
- Second-degree assault
- Second-degree strangulation
- Third-degree criminal possession of a weapon
- Unlawful imprisonment
- Forcible touching
Hickey was later sent to the Onondaga County Justice Center, according to police.