RYE BROOK, N.Y. – A Tuckahoe woman who police said broke into the home of a Rye Brook woman and sexually assaulted her in front of her young child in early August was indicted in county court this week on four felony charges, according to Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore.
After Giovanna Osorio, 40, of 269 Columbus Ave., Apt. 5, was arrested, she told police she believed her husband was cheating on her with the Rye Brook woman.
“Jealousy, rage and loss of complete control over an alleged relationship are no excuse to break into someone’s home in the middle of the night and in an attempt to humiliate the victim, sexually abuse them,” DiFiore said after Tuesday’s arraignment. “And for the entire assault to be witnessed by the victim’s 4-year-old son is even more disturbing.”
Osorio was formally charged with two counts of second-degree burglary, both class C violent felonies; one count of second-degree aggravated sexual abuse, a class C felony; one count of second-degree assault, a class D violent felony; and one count of endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor. Osorio faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in state prison if convicted.
On Aug. 4, Osorio drove to the victim’s Rye Brook neighborhood in search of her husband, who had worked for the woman as a contractor, said Detective Sgt. Terrence Wilson of the Rye Brook Police Department.
“She found what she thought to be his car, but it wasn’t, because he was working in Stamford at the time,” Wilson said.
Osorio broke the kitchen window but was too short to climb through, Wilson said. She unlocked the door using a copy of a key she had made from when her husband had worked there, he said. Osorio then went upstairs to the victim’s bedroom, where the woman was sleeping alongside her son, Wilson said.
The woman was startled but recognized Osorio from previous contact, and a scuffle ensued, Wilson said.
“The aggressor grabbed her hair and bit her on her nose,” he said. “She pushed her on the bed and grabbed her between her private area. She inserted her finger in the woman’s rectum, causing injury.”
Osorio left as the woman called the police. Wilson said Osorio returned to the residence and was arrested.
Osorio remains free on $25,000 bail and is due in Westchester County Court on Jan. 15. Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau is prosecuting the case.
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