A reported member of the notorious MS-13 gang broke into the bedroom of an 11-year-old Brooklyn girls home while she was sleeping and raped her in her bed, police said Saturday. The suspect was taken into custody.
The awful horrific crime happened in Wednesday in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens at 11:30
Police identified the suspect as El Salvadoran immigrant Julio Cesar Ayala, 18, who lived nearby to the girl, climbed onto the roof of the girl’s apartment building. The New York Post reports.
Police sources said he moved aside the girl’s window air conditioner on the second floor and crawled inside through the opening
He then raped the girl in her bed, officials said.
After he committed the horrific act he went back out the window as she screamed to alert her mother, who ran to her aid, sources said.
The mother then called 911 but did not see the attacker, the sources said.
Thankfully, police were able to obtain video-surveillance images of the suspect.
On Saturday at 2:35 p.m., around 30 officers from the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit and the 70th Precinct arrested on Ayala at his hideaway in an under-construction three-story building at 930 Flatbush Ave.
Police said Ayala carried a federal Permanent Resident Card, also known as a “Green Card,” as his only
A high-level police source told The New York Post that investigators believe Ayala is a member of the violent MS-13 gang.
As Ayala was being hauled out and arrested cheers and taunts rose from a crowd of dozens of onlookers. Some applauded and took cellphone pictures.
“They got him!” one man yelled.
“He raped somebody, an 11-year-old girl,” another spectator said.
Julio Cesar Ayala was charged on Saturday night with sexually motivated burglary and first-degree rape.
According to police, He has no previous criminal record.
The crime has shocked the residents in the 11-year-old girl’s neighborhood with residents left feeling unsafe.
“That makes me feel unsafe in my own home,” said Elizabeth Bardourilla, 42, a mental-health counselor.
“That child can’t help herself. For a grown man to do that. Sick. Very sick. This is sad. Just sad.”
“That’s horrible,” added David Cadogan, 40, a paramedic.
“I got a son and nieces. I don’t play with stuff like that. There’s past a point where you tolerate certain behaviors.
“I know people want to wait on the law. But if anything happens to him between now and then, I honestly don’t care. He gets what he deserves.”
Here is the surveillance video Police used to get an idea of his identity:
Report by Jane Mitchell for MilneNews.Com