B’klyn rape sus­pect a GI

New York Post - - NEWS - Emily Saul

The Brook­lyn man busted for al­legedly hold­ing three women at gun­point dur­ing a two-hour rape and sex-as­sault spree was held with­out bail Thurs­day as his lawyer re­vealed the sus­pect is an ac­tive mem­ber of the US mil­i­tary.

Keith Wig­gins, who ac­cord­ing to records is en­listed in the Army, hung his head as he was ar­raigned on a slew of charges, in­clud­ing first-de­gree rape, sex­ual abuse, men­ac­ing and en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child.

Wig­gins did not en­ter a plea as he stood in court in socks and a blue sweat suit, as his cloth­ing had been con­fis­cated for foren­sic test­ing.

The pros­e­cu­tor noted that while the sec­ond and third vic­tims had iden­ti­fied Wig­gins in a lineup, the first vic­tim had been un­able to do so.

De­fense at­tor­ney Re­becca Miller, im­plor­ing the judge to re­lease her client on bail, said Wig­gins was a mem­ber of the mil­i­tary and a stu­dent at Queens Col­lege, where he was study­ing com­puter sci­ence.

Wig­gins, who has two prior ar­rests, for as­sault and turn­stile jump­ing, will re­turn to court on Oct. 16.

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