Brooklyn, NY-A man arrested for attempting to rape a woman in a Bay Ridge subway bathroom last week has been free under the state’s new bail reform law.
Arjun Taylor, 20, was arrested Friday after the brutal attack on a 31-year-old woman at the 95th Street station in Bay Ridge which occurred on Jan.27.
Tyler is accused of following the victim into the bathroom at the 95th Street station around 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 27 and brutally attacked her. Tyler punched the woman in the face several times and trying to pull down her leggings.
Police say she was saved by a Good Samaritan who heard her screams and intervened. The passerby knocked on the bathroom door and scared off the attacker.
“Inaction by the governor is no different than him holding down the hands of a victim while they’re being raped, robbed and, in some cases, murdered,” said Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeant’s Benevolent Association. “He’s as much to blame as the perp committing the crime.” In a statement Sunday, the Legal Aid Society, which represents Tyler, countered that “bail reform has already worked to free thousands of New Yorkers, many of whom could not afford to buy their freedom, from pretrial detention back to their families….”