Prior Arrests for Raping 15-Year-Old Girl
By Dan Gesslein
November 28, 2022
Police arrested 28-year-old Dashawn Williams and charged him with 2 counts of rape and 2 counts of menacing for two separate attacks at the 7 Days Hotel two months apart.
Williams’ last known address is a homeless shelter on Randalls Island.
Williams is well-known to the criminal justice system with numerous arrests.
In 2015, he was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. He served almost three years in an upstate prison for attempted rape in 2017.
Investigators believe Williams is the man in the surveillance videos inside the 7 Days Hotel who was wanted in two separate rapes.
The attacker first struck at around 7:30 am on September 17. Cops say the suspect responded to an online post and went to the motel at 2338 Bruckner Blvd.
Brandishing a “sharp cutting instrument” the attacker robbed and then raped the 25-year-old woman.
He fled the hotel with an unknown amount of cash.
The victim refused medical treatment.
Cops say the rapist struck again in the same manner at around 6 am on November 8. Again he met his victim by responding to a post online. Again he met his victim at the 7 Days Hotel and used a sharp instrument to rob and rape this 26-year-old victim.
The motel is on the service road outside the Zerega Industrial Park. It is a short distance from Home Depot and across the way from the old Whitestone Movie Theater which reportedly is going to be turned into an Amazon fulfillment center.