Hastings-on-Hudson Police arrested a 24-year-old Yonkers man Thursday after a two-week long sexual assault investigation of a Hastings-on-Hudson teen.
Efrain Rosa—a former resident of the Children’s Village school and home for at risk youth who was employed at toy and clothing store Chelsea’s Dry Good at the time of the crime—is accused of forcing the girl into a portable toilet at MacEchron Waterfront Park around 12:10 p.m. and raping her. He then allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone and fled along the Metro North train tracks.
The teen then reported to staff at Harvest on Hudson restaurant that she was raped in the park, and the police were called.
Rosa was charged with one count of a criminal sexual act in first degree, a class B felony, was arraigned before Village Justice Joseph DiSavlo who set bail at $25,000 and was taken to Westchester County Jail.
Police said Rosa could possibly face numerous other charges.
The Westchester County Intelligence Unit and Westchester County District Attorney’s office assisted Hastings-on-Hudson Police with their investigation.