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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail For Sexual Assault of Woman in Brooklyn

Mowngly Lucas was convicted of first-degree rape and third-degree robbery, among other charges.
Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn DA. Photo: Provided/Office of Eric Gonzalez.

A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for sexually assaulting a woman multiple times near Brooklyn’s Prospect Park back in 2018, District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced.

Mowngly Lucas was convicted on Dec. 15, 2022, for multiple charges, including first-degree rape, third-degree burglary as a sexually motivated felony, third-degree robbery, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and fourth-degree criminal mischief.

The 20-year sentence for Lucas also includes 15 years of post-release supervision, and he has also been ordered to register as a sex offender following his release from prison. Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Heidi Cesare made the sentence.

According to details from the investigation, the incident occurred at 5:00am on Nov. 18, 2018. During that morning, the victim — who was 59 years old at the time of the incident — was walking along Parkside Avenue close to Parade Place. 

While on her stroll, the victim was grabbed from behind by Lucas and put into a chokehold. 

After telling the victim that he was carrying a firearm and a knife, Lucas dragged the woman to a nearby bench, where he proceeded to rape her.

After the initial assault, Lucas then brought the victim to a commercial van that was parked in the area and raped her two more times — once outside of the van, and again inside of the vehicle after the man broke into it.

Following his final assault on the victim, Lucas stole money from her purse and fled the crime scene.

After an investigation was conducted, Lucas — who was residing in a Queens homeless shelter — was arrested by New York Police Department detectives 10 days after the incident occurred.

“Keeping our streets safe from violent sexual predators is a top priority and I am committed to seeking justice for victims of sexual assault,” said District Attorney Gonzalez.

“This was a vicious, life-altering attack that profoundly affected the victim and her family. It took great courage for her to testify at trial and ensure that this defendant would be held accountable for his actions.”