Woman Raped by Teen Pizza Deliveryman on UWS

By Jesse Lent and Tom Liddy  on September 29, 2012 12:06pm  | Updated on September 30, 2012 12:19pm

MANHATTAN — An Upper West Side modeling agent was raped by a teenage pizza deliveryman in her apartment as her young daughter slept next to her early Saturday morning, police sources said.

According to the sources, the suspect, Cesar Lucas, 16, entered the building on West 61st Street, near Amsterdam Avenue around 1:30 a.m. and found a door that was open.

Lucas, of The Bronx, who had been delivering pizza to a neighbor's apartment, then went inside and sexually assaulted the 35-year-old victim, the sources said.

The victim, whose name is being withheld by DNAinfo, said that the suspect was rummaging around her apartment before attacking her as she slept next to year 7-year-old daughter.

"It's so shocking, [he's] so young," she said. "He was in my house going through things...and then raping me with my daughter sleeping next to me."

But the victim eventually managed to fight off the suspect, who covered her mouth to muffle her screams.

"I think he should go to prison — stealing someone's iPhone...then violating me and having the audacity to say 'I'm sorry,' when my daughter's sleeping next to me," the distraught woman said.

"I'm just glad she didn't wake up and see me hysterical."

After the horrifying alleged attack, the suspect then fled. The victim got dressed and ran to her mom's apartment across the hall to call for help, she said.

The woman, who lives with two male roommates who were not home at the time, said that she grew up in the apartment and leaves her door unlocked.

"We leave our doors unlocked but shut," she said. "I don't know what he was doing."

Her daughter asked if what happened "was a dream" and called the suspect a "bad teenager."

"Does he have a mother to protect him from doing that," the girl asked. "He's in prison?"

"I don't know," the mom said.

Lucas was arrested later that morning. He was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court Saturday night on charges of rape, burglary, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

He told authorities that he went into the woman's apartment because he was "feeling horny," according to the criminal complaint against him, and he "took advantage of her."

Sources said that Lucas, who worked at New York Sal's Pizza on 10th Avenue, has a criminal record, but could not immediately say what the prior charges were.

Leo Lucas, a manager who answered the phone at the pizzeria and said that he was a relative of the suspect's, said Cesar Lucas had been working there part-time for about a year-and-a-half.

"He's a good worker," he said.

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