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Crime & Mayhem

Drug Dealer Arrested for Raping His Would-Be Client, Police Say

October 27, 2017 9:30am | Updated October 27, 2017 9:30am
German Otero, 36, was arrested Thursday for raping a woman in The Bronx, police said.
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THE BRONX — A drug dealer was arrested Thursday for raping a woman who was trying to buy from him in Norwood, police said.

German Otero, 36, was arrested at his girlfriend’s place in Inwood after a tipster saw video of him on TV and alerted the NYPD, police said.

Two days earlier, Otero met the 37-year-old woman near Dekalb Avenue and East 208th Street for a drug deal about 4:10 p.m., but got into a verbal spat with her, police said said.

He then took her down the block, punched her in the face and raped her, according to police.

The victim was treated at North Central Bronx Hospital

Otero, who's been arrested several times before, was charged with rape, police said.

He had not been arraigned as of Friday morning.