BROOKLYN — A Brooklyn man is facing up to 122 years in prison after being found guilty of raping an 82-year-old woman in her Brighton Beach home, Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday.
Asa Robert, 20, was arrested in July, 2015 after he held the elderly woman at knife-point in her bedroom, assaulted her, raped her and then stole some of her clothing. The woman was able to call family members after the attack and they called 911.
“This defendant committed a reprehensible and terrifying assault on a vulnerable elderly woman who had the courage to face her attacker in court,” Gonzalez said in a statement. “This defendant has now been brought to justice and held accountable for his actions.”
A jury found Robert guilty of first-degree rape and first-degree criminal sexual act on Monday.
He had already been convicted last week of first-degree sexual abuse, second-degree assault, first-degree burglary, first-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree criminal trespass.
Robert was on the lam for four days while police searched for him in various Brooklyn homes.
Authorities finally found him hiding in the kitchen of a Bedford-Stuyvesant home on July 17.
The Brooklyn man is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 10 in Brooklyn Supreme Court before Judge Vincent Del Giudice.
Robert maintains his innocence and plans to appeal the verdict, his lawyer, Samuel Karliner, told DNAinfo.