A 44-year-old Brooklyn man is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl after luring her to the “World’s Tallest Holiday Inn” in the Financial District with the promise of food, smoking weed and watching Netflix, police said Saturday.
The suspect, Martin Rudner, of Windsor Terrace, was collared by police at about 12:45 p.m. Saturday following the alleged sexual assault, authorities said.
The 16-year-old victim said she met Rudner on a D train heading to Brooklyn in the days before the alleged attack.
Rudner approached her on the train, and they struck up a brief conversation, police said.
They exchanged phone numbers and continued “talking” via text message and “set up a meet-up date for later in the week,” the teen told police.
At 8 p.m. Friday, the 16-year-old arrived at the Holiday Inn Hotel at 99 Washington St., met with Rudner and went up to his room, authorities said.
“The defendant stated in texts that he had some weed and they could eat some food and watch Netflix,” an NYPD spokeswoman told The Post.
The 16-year-old told police that around 11:30 p.m. Friday, Rudner gave her “an unknown pill which made her feel sleepy.”
Said the NYPD spokeswoman: “At this point, the complainant was laying in the bed clothed.
The defendant then began to remove the complainant’s clothing and she stated, ‘Stop, I’m a minor. I don’t want to do this!’”
Rudner is charged with first-degree rape; rape of a victim incapable of consent, third-degree rape, second-degree assault, forcible touching and criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.
Cops say the teen cut her left thumb after she tried to take away “a blade” Rudner had.
Cops did not describe the blade; the girl was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital and treated for the laceration, police said.
The website for the Washington Street hotel boasts that at 40 stories and almost 500 “well-appointed, cozy guest rooms,” it’s the “World’s Tallest Holiday Inn,” with “skyline views” from the Financial District.
On Saturday night, a man answering the Holiday Inn front desk said he had just started his shift and was unaware of the criminal incident.
“I see. Ain’t that something,” he said, before declining further comment.
*story by The New York Post