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Bronx parolee who beat, sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl in park allegedly attacked her after she refused to touch him


A parolee who served five years in prison for beating a woman unconscious during a robbery is now charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in the Bronx, breaking her teeth and jaw because she refused to touch him, a prosecutor said Sunday. Shaun Lewis, 27, of Williamsbridge lured the girl into Bronx Park, near Bronx Blvd. and E. 213th St. on Oct. 24, and “exposed himself to her,” Assistant District Attorney Amory Minot said at Lewis’ arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court Sunday. “Touch it,” Lewis demanded, according to the criminal complaint. When she wouldn’t touch him, he beat and choked her into unconsciousness, Minot said. She came to several times during the horrific attack, according to prosecutors. Teen girl beaten, sexually assaulted and dunked in Bronx river Lewis broke her jaw, knocked out her teeth, ripped off her pants, sexually abused her and forced her into a nearby river to wash any evidence away, police sources said. The teen told police she met her attacker at the Gun Hill Road station in Williamsbridge about 4 a.m. Monday as she was coming home from a friend’s house in Staten Island. Charges against Lewis for the attack include assault, attempted rape, and sexual abuse. Lewis is still on parole for a 2009 robbery conviction. In that case, he approached a woman, demanded her phone and knocked her unconscious, prosecutors said. He’s also accused of robbing a 33-year-old woman at knifepoint on April 21. Bronx Defender Ann Matthews described Lewis as a father with a steady job, and argued for his release on bail. "Who he is today is at distinct odds with what is in the complaint before the court," she said. Judge Steven Hornstein ordered Lewis held without bail until his next appearance Nov. 3.

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