A New York Fire Department worker was convicted of sexually assaulting five women during a nine-year stretch between 2001 and 2010 on Wednesday. Angus Pascall, a decorated emergency medical technician in Brooklyn for five years at the time of his arrest, faces life in prison for the charges.
Prosecutors say that the 36-year-old’s DNA has tied him to scene at every one of the assaults.
During the trial earlier this month, one of the victims recounted the abuse she had incurred at the hands of Pascall. “He walked into the elevator and said, ‘This elevator seems to be broken, isn’t it?’ That’s when I bent down to pick up my dog,” she told the courtroom. “When I had turned back around, that’s when he put the gun to my face. Then he said, ‘Drop your pants and turn around.’ I did what he said and I was scared. I started to cry,” she said.
After the incident, the girl, who is now only 14, ran home and told her mother she had been raped. Pascall allegedly used his city-issued fire department key to stop the elevator while he committed the heinous act.
Other victims of Pascall include a woman Flatbush woman who he pulled a gun on and raped in her apartment when she was 22, a 14-year-old girl who was forced into the back courtyard of her apartment block and assaulted and a 20-year-old woman who was allegedly kidnapped by Pascall and raped in his car sometime in 2009.
The kidnapping victim managed to memorize Pascall's car license plate which eventually led to his arrest and subsequent trial. After he was brought into questioning because of the license plate, his DNA was taken from a cup he had been drinking from at the police station and matched with crime scene DNA. Pascall has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Source: (Daily Mail)