As we reported yesterday, for the second time in less than a year, a New York City police officer is accused of committing a violent sexual attack on a woman. And if the allegations are true, the latest “Rape Cop” is just as much of a creep as the old “Rape Cop” — who currently is serving a prison sentence that will pretty much guarantee that he’ll die behind bars.
The details of the latest “Rape Cop” case are pretty depraved — the alleged victim in the case is a pregnant stripper who used to date the officer, Arthur Roldan, and whom he allegedly punched in the face before threatening her with a knife and gun, and then raping her.
Roldan, 28, and the victim dated for about two years, but recently broke up.
As the story often goes, despite the breakup, the two recently started talking again, and the victim agreed to meet Roldan at a parking lot on Father Capodanno
Boulevard on Staten Island, where she performed oral sex on the officer Tuesday night.
The blowjob apparently wasn’t enough for Roldan, though — when she refused to have sex with him, he allegedly punched her in the face, pulled out a gun, a knife, and forced her to have sex with him.
The woman went to police that night, and Roldan was arrested Wednesday. At the time of his arrest, police recovered a knife, a.32-caliber pistol, and his 9mm service weapon.
The first “Rape Cop,” Michael Pena, used his service weapon during his violent attack on a school teacher last year. It’s unclear whether the gun allegedly used in Roldan’s case was his city-issued firearm.
Pena was found guilty earlier this year of three counts of predatory sexual assault. He was sentenced to 75 years to life in prison, which means — as we mentioned — that he will likely die behind bars.
Pena’s case was pretty horrific — he drunkenly dragged his victim into a courtyard at gunpoint, where he sodomized and raped her repeatedly in broad daylight.
Roldan — a six-year veteran of the force — was booked on charges of rape, menacing, and assault.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 3, 2012