Man charged with rape, assault of 14-year-old girl following standoff in Woodbury
A 25-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday afternoon for allegedly barricading himself into his Woodbury home after police say he chased a naked 14-year-old girl.
A joint investigation between the Special Victims Squad and the Second Squad revealed Adrees Omar had been having sexual relations with the minor. Officials say the relationship was ongoing since the victim was 13.
According to detectives, police were dispatched to the home on Roseanne Drive for a house alarm around 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A hostage negotiations unit was requested and were able to communicate with Omar, however he refused to exit the residence.
Members from the bureau of special operations entered the home and placed Omar into custody without incident.
The prosecution alleges that Omar sexually assaulted the victim on multiple occasions, sliced her with scissors and put his hands on her neck and nose so she couldn’t breathe.
The prosecution says Omar was scratching and spitting on police officers while in custody.
He has also been charged with criminal contempt for an unrelated previous incident.
According to police, Omar has a domestic criminal history involving at least one other victim. News 12 is told he was arrested in June.
A neighbor provided News 12 with a video of a young woman seen running to the door of a home and crying for help. That video was taken close to where the incident Tuesday happened.
News 12 is told that police are looking at the video as part of their ongoing investigation.
Neighbors tell News 12 they have seen young women running down the street looking for help on numerous occasions.
“We’ve had someone knock on our door at 3 a.m. saying she’s hurt and abused so it’s been a horrific situation,” one homeowner says.
The Town of Oyster Bay says there have been a total of six complaints over the last three years about the same home on Roseanne Drive. Neighbors tell News 12 that on at least one other occasion, a woman ran down the street crying for help.
Code enforcement officers with the town put a lock on the front door of the home and posted a notice of violation sign on the door.
The town says the home has been condemned after code enforcement officers say they found electrical issues, plumbing leaks, unpermitted gas equipment and feces.
Omar is due back in court on Friday.
Potential victims of Omar can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS or the Nassau County Police Department Special Victims Squad at 516-573-4022.