The man who sexually assaulted a 36-year-old woman on the tracks of the Delancey Street subway station has been arrested.
Michael Torres, 29, pulled the victim off the escalators by the neck, threatening her with a screw driver. He then took her to the tracks where he beat her and proceeded to rape her.
Seeing a light in the tunnel, the woman screamed and an MTA worker came to her rescue. Torres ran off before the worker got to the scene. The woman was taken to Bellevue Hospital for treatment.
Through surveillance video footage, police identified Torres as the offender and tracked him to a homeless shelter off of Bowery Thursday afternoon. He has been charged with first-degree rape, assault, criminal sex act, reckless endangerment and criminal possession of a weapon,
Torres has an extensive criminal record, with 27 arrests dating back to 1996 for assault and drugs.