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Springfield Gardens teen charged in L.I. rape: Nassau Police

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BROOKVILLE — A 16-year-old boy on a bicycle who allegedly pinned a 30-year-old woman to the ground and tried to rip her clothes off in Nassau County last month was arrested in Howard Beach Sunday, police said.

Detectives said Nashane Peterkin, 16, rode his bike up on the woman as she was leaving the Valley Stream Long Island Rail Road station around 9 p.m. Aug. 2.

Peterkin, of 231st Street, allegedly grabbed the woman’s rear end before he pushed her to the ground and began punching her in the face, Nassau police said.

He allegedly tried to rip her clothes off before she was able to fight him off, police said.

Peterkin was arrested in Howard Beach just before 7 a.m. Sept. 8 and charged with sexual abuse, Nassau police said. The state police were also charging him with rape, assault and strangulation, according to NCPD.

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