Police arrested Hugues Denver-Akassy, 42, last Tuesday and charged him with first-degree rape after allegedly luring a Russian tourist to Riverside Park and assaulting her, according to the New York Post. Akassy reportedly met the Russian woman two days prior to the attack at the Time Warner Center (Columbus Circle) and arranged for a Riverside Park picnic on Tuesday after exchanging information with her. The picnic, near the 79th Street Boat Basin, led to the alleged attack on the woman, who quickly fled and called police. Since Akassy has been arrested, the New York Post dug up more information about the French-born suspect, including a brief arrest the evening after he met the Russian woman and a plethora of lies on his personal website. Akassy was busted last Sunday night when sleeping outside the bathroom of a woman’s sixth-floor apartment on West 75th, charged with criminal trespass, and let loose. The arrests last week are just the latest charges for Akassy, as he is also accused of harassment and criminal trespass for separate incidents in which he terrorized New York women. Finally, the latest research into Akassy’s background revealed a website claiming a series of career accomplishments as a “TV reporter” that all turned out to be fake. While police continue to investigate the alleged rapist, he is being held on $100,000 bail.
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