Cybersecdn– An individual has been charged and is currently being held for allegedly raping a 10-year-old girl in East Harlem earlier this month after meeting her online.
Wednesday, Drequan Drayton-Howard, 23, of the Bronx, turned himself into the cops. Drayton-Howard is said to have met the victim on the social networking site Bumble.
The police say he picked up the woman on January 6 and took her to an apartment near Third Avenue and East 122nd Street. There are charges against Drayton-Howard for sexual abuse, rape, and putting a child in danger.
“I’m glad the community spoke up, got this guy off the streets,” said Alpheaus Marcus, a community organizer. Parents need to be more involved with their kids because, at the end of the day, there are predators on the internet, and this could happen again if we don’t keep an eye on what they do online. We want to stop this before it happens to someone else. After being taken to the hospital, the victim got care and was then sent home.