Kid-sex susp gets li’l weepy

New York Daily News - - NEWS - BY WES PAR­NELL AND ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

A Bronx man ac­cused of pos­ing as a cop and mer­ci­lessly rap­ing a 12-year-old girl nearly broke down in tears at his ar­raign­ment Fri­day.

Car­los Me­d­ina’s cash bail was set at $100,000 af­ter a pros­e­cu­tor noted that af­ter the NYPD re­leased his photo to the me­dia on Tues­day, Me­d­ina shaved his beard and the next day left his U.S. Postal Ser­vice job early by claim­ing he had a fam­ily emer­gency.

Po­lice be­lieve Me­d­ina was try­ing to lie low. He gave him­self up Thurs­day at the 45th Precinct sta­tion­house.

Me­d­ina, who has no pre­vi­ous ar­rest record, was charged with rape, sex as­sault against a child and en­dan­ger­ing the wel­fare of a child.

Dressed in a blue Cham­pion sweater, Me­d­ina en­tered court slowly, shak­ing his head from side to side and nearly cry­ing when As­sis­tant Dis­trict At­tor­ney Ni­cole Mor­torano ar­gued with­out suc­cess that bail be set at $750,000.

Me­d­ina’s su­per­vi­sor, girl­friend and brother were in court for the ar­raign­ment.

The at­tack be­gan Jan. 4 on Elder Ave. in Sound­view.

The vic­tim, who is from Con­necti­cut, was hang­ing out with friends when the sus­pect ap­proached, flashed a shield, iden­ti­fied him­self as a po­lice of­fi­cer and con­vinced her to get into his blue Toy­ota SUV, said au­thor­i­ties. Me­d­ina then al­legedly drove the girl to a mo­tel in Pel­ham Bay, where he sex­u­ally as­saulted her be­fore let­ting her go.

Mor­torano said if Me­d­ina is convicted, he faces a sen­tence of 25 years to life and a per­ma­nent spot on the sex of­fender reg­istry.

His lawyer, Alexan­der Sanchez, en­tered a not-guilty plea and noted that Me­d­ina has no pre­vi­ous ar­rest record and has worked for decades for the Postal Ser­vice.

Sanchez also noted “there is no type of med­i­cal ev­i­dence re­ported in this case and there is no type of DNA ev­i­dence that has been re­ported in this case.”

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