Bronx elevator rape arrest

New York City Police Department officers have arrested a man accused of a knifepoint rape in a Bronx elevator.

Police arrested 46-year-old Ramon Rotestan of the Bronx.  He faces rape and robbery charges.

The assault occurred on May 9 at about 10 p.m. in the area of Bolton Street and Lydig Avenue in the Pelham Bay section.  Police say he followed a 40-year-old woman into her building.  He then got into the elevator with her and attacked her.

Police say he also robbed the woman of $112 before taking off.

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The victim was treated at Jacobi Hospital.

It was unclear if Rotestan had a lawyer who could speak on his behalf.