Brooklyn Man Used 'Molly' in Alleged Date Rape

By Murray Weiss on September 6, 2013 7:03am 

 A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly raping a Manhattan woman.
A Brooklyn man was arrested for allegedly raping a Manhattan woman.
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BUSHWICK — A Manhattan woman was allegedly drugged with "Molly" and raped repeatedly while on a first date with a Brooklyn man she met on Craigslist, DNAinfo New York has learned.

Molly — a party drug that's a more potent version of Ecstasy — is also believed to have played a role in the deaths of two people at last weekend's Randall’s Island concerts.

The 23-year-old rape victim and her alleged attacker, Soutrik Pramanik, 31, met Aug. 12 after she posted an advertisement on Craigslist saying she was seeking a serious relationship, according to court documents.

The couple met for dinner at a restaurant near Pramanik’s apartment on Eldert Street in Bushwick. After dinner they headed off in a cab to another eatery to get dessert, but the victim fell asleep.

She later told cops she had five glasses of wine with dinner and that she woke up in a cab as it pulled up in front of what turned out to Pramanik’s apartment building, court documents said. She said she was tired and needed to lie down. Pramanik then walked her upstairs to his apartment, where he allegedly started to kiss her and tried to climb on top of her as soon as she sat down.

Authorities say the woman tried to push him away and told him to stop. He backed off her and she said she was extremely thirsty.

He went to the kitchen and returned with a glass of water, which she quickly complained tasted bitter and appeared too murky as though it had a powdered substance in it.

Pramanik then got her a glass of orange juice, but that also tasted bitter. So she went to the kitchen and drank straight from the OJ bottle, which tasted fine. She turned to Pramanik and asked why the glass of juice tasted foul.

Pramanik then allegedly admitted he had given her “Molly,” and then tried to undress the woman and fondle her.

She told police that she tried to resist but could barely feel her arms, much less put up a defense.

Pramanik took off her underwear and raped her several times, court papers allege.

“Unable to fight him off, she begged for him to use a condom,” a source told “On the Inside.”

Pramanik allegedly obliged — and raped her again.

She woke up the following morning frightened, dazed and wondering what had occurred the previous night, authorities allege.

"We had fun,” Pramanik replied, according to the victim's statement, and told her they had sex “six or seven times.” 

Still groggy, the victim said she was hungry and they had breakfast together. They even smoked pot together.

Finally she said she wanted to leave, and was allegedly assaulted again.

The woman later admitted she remained in the apartment after the last assault, even when her assailant left the apartment to buy ice cream and more condoms.

Authorities believe she was still suffering the effects of a drug, and is the victim of a “drug-facilitated rape,” a law enforcement source explained.

When she did leave, the woman refused a cab ride and Pramanik escorted her to the subway. As soon as she arrived home she called 911, cops said.

Detectives arrested Pramanik last Thursday and charged him with rape, assault, criminal sex act, sexual misconduct and sexual abuse. He was released on $50,000 bail.

His lawyer, Michael Shapiro, declined comment, saying he would answer the allegations in court.

Pramanik’s next court appearance is Sept. 26.

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