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Man Who Tried to Rape Woman on Williamsburg Street Sentenced to 10 Years

By Gwynne Hogan | August 8, 2017 5:00pm
 Todd Deas, 30, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to rape a woman on an East Williamsburg street, court records show.
Todd Deas, 30, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for trying to rape a woman on an East Williamsburg street, court records show.
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New York State Department of Corrections

BROOKLYN — An East Williamsburg would-be rapist thwarted by two good Samaritans, who chased him off after he attacked a woman on the street, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday, prosecutors said.

Todd Deas, 31, who pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted rape on July 18, attacked a 27-year-old woman near McKibbin and White streets half past midnight in October 2016.

Deas admitted to beating and choking the woman, causing her to lose consciousness and suffer a fractured neck bone and cuts and scratches on her face.

As he held her to the ground, pulling down her underwear and shaking her while trying to rape her, a man and his stepson stumbled on the scene and chased him off. They later helped police track him down. 

"He’s a dangerous person who has now been held accountable for his actions and removed from the streets of Brooklyn," Gonzalez said.

Under the sentence, Deas will spend the next 10 years in state prison, followed by 15 years of parole after his release, said Acting District Eric Attorney Gonzalez.

Deas' Brooklyn Defender attorney didn't respond to a request for comment immediately.

Previously, Deas spent a year in state prison for attempted sale of a controlled substance and another three years for robbery, state records show.

Just before his release in 2013, he got three more years for promoting prison contraband and was finally let go in July of 2016.