You are reading

Jackson Heights Man Charged With Kidnapping & Raping Ex-Girlfriend


Aug. 16, 2015 By Christian Murray

A 21-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly kidnapping and raping his ex girlfriend during a day-long ordeal Saturday, according to police.

Jonathan Coronel, who lives in Jackson Heights, allegedly ran into his 18-year-old ex girlfriend near a shoe store on the corner of 81st Street and Northern Boulevard around 9:30 Saturday.

His ex ran into the store but Coronel followed her in, pulled out a knife and forced her into his car in front of 32-65 85th Street, according to police. He threatened anyone who tried to intervene.

He then allegedly drove off with his ex in the back seat.

Police said that he then dropped off his former girlfriend at the corner of 82nd Street  and Astoria Boulevard at 9:40 pm.

Coronel was later picked up by police at 88 Street/24 Avenue in East Elmhurst later that evening without incident, according to police. He was transported to Elmhurst Hospital with a self-inflicted stab wound to the torso and is listed in stable condition.

Coronel was arrested and then charged Sunday with rape, robbery, kidnapping, criminal possession of a weapon, unlawful imprisonment and criminal contempt.

email the author: [email protected]
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

MTA providing shuttle from 7 train to traveling Vietnam War Memorial replica in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Sep. 26, 2023 By Bill Parry

The MTA is working with the NYC Department of Veterans’ Affairs to provide shuttle bus service between the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and Flushing Meadows Corona Park for all those wishing to visit the “The Wall that Heals,” a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., that honors the more than three million Americans who served in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam conflict.