Man sen­tenced for sex­ual as­sault in NE

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Peter Her­mann

A man serv­ing 21 years in prison for a se­ries of at­tacks on women near the Min­nesota Av­enue Metro sta­tion was sen­tenced Fri­day to an ad­di­tional 10 years be­hind bars for sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 17-year-old, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. at­tor­ney’s of­fice for the Dis­trict.

Gerald Canty, 24, pleaded guilty in April to one count of at­tempted first-de­gree sex­ual abuse. Author­i­ties said that in De­cem­ber 2013, he ac­costed a teenager on Nan­nie He­len Bur­roughs Av­enue in North­east about 9:30 a.m. Pros­e­cu­tors said he threat­ened her from be­hind with what the vic­tim be­lieved was a gun and said: “Hey! Don’t move!”

In May 2014, Canty pleaded guilty to sex­u­ally as­sault­ing an 18year-old woman and at­tempt­ing to kid­nap three other women in a se­ries of in­ci­dents near the Min­nesota Av­enue Metro sta­tion that fright­ened res­i­dents and prompted D.C. po­lice to is­sue public warn­ings.

Po­lice at the time said the at­tacker ap­proached women as they left the sta­tion and threat­ened to shoot them if they did not com­ply.

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