Security guard at Queens apartment building accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulted teenage boy
A security guard at a Queens apartment building has been accused of handcuffing and sexually assaulting a teenage boy, the Daily News has learned.
Enrique Lopez, 31, is facing sodomy charges for allegedly handcuffing a 14-year-old boy to a rail on Wednesday inside the LeFrak City building he patrols and sexually assaulting him, cops said.
It was not immediately clear if Lopez and the teen knew each other before the attack.
Lopez was arrested inside the 57th Ave. building in Corona on Thursday.
The 5-foot-11, 300 pound Lopez remained in jail Saturday after a judge ordered him held on $5,000 bail. The judge also barred him from contacting his victim.
Questions about Lopez’s arrest were met with hostility by his fellow guards.
“We have nothing to say,” one LeFrak City guard said when asked about the arrest. Minutes later, guards escorted a Daily News reporter off the property.
“You can’t be asking questions on these premises — that’s trespassing,” another guard said.
Residents were stunned to hear what happened .
“I know Enrique and he wouldn’t do that,” said one resident who declined to give her name. “He’s a very nice man.”
“This is the first time I heard about something like this, but that’s bad,” said Cephas Andoh, 35, who has lived in LeFrak City for seven years.
“It’s bad because the security guards are supposed to help you.”