A convicted rapist currently serving a 5-10 year bid on Rikers Island likely won’t be seeing daylight any sooner after he’s being named as the catalyst of an unthinkable incident.
Court documents say that 27-year-old Raleek Young abducted a female correctional officers and was on the verge of raping her until a pack of Rikers Island inmates stepped in.
The inmates helped responding correction officers frantically tear away Plexiglas on the outside of the bubble-like watch post inside the Anna M. Kross Center at 8:15 p.m., according to multiple sources.
A skinny inmate slipped inside the so-called “A station” bubble through the small crack and opened the security door. A team of inmates then took down the assailant, Raleek Young, 27, until other officers arrived.
During the attack, Young, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs 290 pounds, pulled down his pants and began masturbating while choking the officer, court records show.
He dragged the officer into an adjacent bathroom and blocked her from opening the security door.
The majority of the attack was caught on video, a source who watched the tape said.
Young was able to get inside the bubble area after he claimed he needed to pick up a mattress in another unit and had to pass through the watch post.
Initially, administration labeled the attack a routine ‘use of force’ incident, which infuriated the guards, who demanded it be labeled a sexual assault. Guards refused to go to their post on Sunday in protest.
He’s serving a five-to-10-year sentence for raping a 13-year-old girl in 2007, court records show.
Young now faces new charges of attempted rape, sexual abuse, forcible touching, and assault and harassment. He was arraigned yesterday, March 2.
Photo: NYS Department Of Correctional Service