Police: Man arrested in West Hempstead rape, kidnapping

Nassau Police say they have arrested an Amityville man for raping and kidnapping a woman in West Hempstead in December. He was also recently arrested on sex abuse and robbery charges in Great Neck, according to police.

Nassau Police say they have arrested an Amityville man for raping and kidnapping a woman in West Hempstead in December. He was also recently arrested on sex abuse and robbery charges in Great Neck, according to police. (3/21/17)

WEST HEMPSTEAD -  An Amityville man is under arrest after police say they linked him to a sex assault in West Hempstead in December. 

Levar Burton, 24, of Amityville was arrested on Monday and charged with kidnapping, rape and sex abuse. 

Detectives say Burton is the gunman who forced a 21-year-old woman into a car on Terminal Road in late December. 

The victim was driven to an unknown location and sexually attacked. 

Burton was also arrested last week for another sex assault and robbery in Great Neck. 

Burton will be arraigned today in Hempstead. 

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