A Haitian American girl is suing Brooklyn senator Kevin Parker for allegedly raping her in 2004 following a visit to Haiti for hurricane aid.
A Haitian American girl is suing Brooklyn senator Kevin S. Parker for rape, in line with a complaint filed Friday in Brooklyn Supreme Courtroom.
Olga Jean-Baptiste alleges Parker raped her in her house following a Hurricane aid journey to Haiti in 2004. In keeping with the grievance, the senator requested to go to the then 31-year-old at her residence to “choose up some photographs from her go to to Haiti and the work she had executed there.”
Following a short dialog about her time in Haiti, Parker allegedly “held on to each of her wrists together with his fingers,” proceeded to “make a sexual remark” after which assaulted Jean-Baptiste.
She brings her declare beneath the New York’s Grownup Survivors Act (ASA) which permits a one-year window for grownup survivors of sexual assault to file civil fits previous the statute of limitation. Greater than 2,500 lawsuits have been filed because the legislation handed final 12 months. ASA, nonetheless, expires after Thanksgiving.
Parker, who represents sections of Brooklyn with a big Haitian constituency, has been confronted with authorized challenges earlier than. In 2005, he was arrested and charged with assault for punching a visitors agent who was within the means of writing him a ticket. The fees had been later dropped after he agreed to take anger administration courses.
As for Jean-Baptiste, she is requesting a trial by jury and for the jurors to determine an award quantity if the case is present in her favor.