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Brooklyn Resident Sentenced to 17 Years to Life for Sexual Assault at Knifepoint in Stuyvesant Heights

During the assault, Hatcher threatened the woman as she struggled to get away by putting a knife to her throat.

A Stuyvesant Heights man was sentenced to 17 years to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting a 62-year-old woman as she walked to work in 2021. Leroy Hatcher, 44, was sentenced by Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun on June 18 after pleading guilty to first-degree attempted criminal sexual act and first-degree sexual abuse on May 30. On Feb. 6, 2021, the 62-year-old victim was walking near 482 Kosciuszko St. in Stuyvesant Heights at around 5:45am when Hatcher approached her from behind, grabbed her by the hair, covered her mouth, and forced her into an alley. Click here to read more on