Roosevelt man indicted for Freeport rape


The Roosevelt man, Ever Martinez Reyes, 24, charged with raping a Freeport woman in front of her home on Sept. 28 was arraigned on Nov. 5 on grand jury indictment charges before Judge Robert McDonald.

Officials said a 36-year-old woman, whom they did not identify, was walking home around 1:40 a.m. that day, when Martinez Reyes knocked her unconscious in her own yard, on Parson Avenue near Frank O. White Memorial Park, and then sexually assaulted her. Police arrested Martinez Reyes on Oct. 5.

He is charged with two counts of rape in the first degree; two counts of sex abuse in the first degree and four counts of assault in the second degree.

He was remanded and due back in court on Nov. 19. If he is convicted on the top count, he faces a maximum sentence of 25-years in prison, according to Nassau County District Attorney, Madeline Singas.

Martinez Reyes, who was born and raised in El Salvador and was living in Roosevelt at the time of the alleged assault, followed the woman for a few blocks before attacking her, police said. When she woke up, she realized Martinez Reyes was attacking her, but before she could react, he knocked her out again and continued to rape her, according to authorities. Martinez Reyes ran off and was last seen near Elm Street and Ray Avenue in Freeport.

Martinez Reyes immigrated to the United States illegally in 2010, when he was 16 years old. He was deported, but in 2014, he re-entered the country illegally and moved to Freeport.

Since moving to Long Island, he had worked as a day laborer, often as a landscaper. According to Nassau Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder, Martinez Reyes had no prior criminal record and was not affiliated with a gang. At the time of his arrest, police received a tip that he was planning to flee the country to El Salvador.