Parolee Arrested in Brutal Bronx Rape Said She “Deserved It Because Us Minorities Have Been Through Slavery”
Law Enforcement Today, June 28, 2020
He’s a parolee who was arrested for brutally raping and bashing a white woman on the roof of his Bronx apartment building.
Now court papers show he allegedly told a witness that she “deserved” the brutal attack because of slavery.
The criminal complaint shows that Temar Bishop 23, shared words with someone who witnessed the bloodied 20-year-old woman after the assaults.
“She was a white girl. She deserved it because us minorities have been through slavery,” Bishop told the witness.
That’s not all.
“This is what they used to do to us. This is what they did to us during slavery. They used to beat us and whip us.”
Bishop was arrested on Friday in Virginia. Authorities hit him with a slew of charges connected to the early morning June 1 assault. Officials are calling it a hate crime.
Police said the 20-year-old victim met Bishop around 5 a.m. on the day of the attack. He was on parole after serving just over a year behind bars for robbery.
Police said she joined him on the rooftop of the public housing building on Alexander Avenue near East 137th Street in Mott Haven.
According to officers, Bishop allegedly punched her repeatedly before raping her, then continued his assault — kicking and punching her in the head and body until she fell unconscious.
He ran off, but court documents said he returned with the unnamed witness. That witness apparently saw the woman “laying on the roof landing with blood covering her face”. That’s when Bishop allegedly made the remarks about slavery, court documents say.
According to the complaint, the woman was treated at an area hospital for several injuries, including a broken nose, broken teeth and vomiting blood.
The New York Post said police sources that a Special Victims Division investigator described the attack as “one of the worst he’s ever seen.”
Bishop was arraigned in Bronx court on Saturday, where he was ordered held without bail. He’s charged with two counts of predatory sexual assault, attempted murder, rape, two counts of assault, sexual abuse, assault and a hate crime.