A New York State Police press release published by The Harlem Valley News reports that on December 3, 2021, the New York State Police arrested Manuel A. Nunez, age 27, of Mount Vernon, NY, for Sexual Abuse in the 1st degree, a class D felony, Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st degree, a class E felony, Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree, Menacing in the 2nd degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, all class A misdemeanors.
On December 2, 2021, Troopers received a complaint of a Lyft driver sexually assaulting the caller at knife point. Investigation determined Nunez working as a Lyft driver picked up a party of four people for a scheduled transport. While driving, Nunez began displaying pornographic material on his cell phone in view of a child under the age of 17. Nunez then threatened the party with a knife and sexually assaulted one of the victims.
Nunez was arraigned before the Greenburgh Court and remanded to the Westchester County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail, $100,000 secure bond, or $150,000 partially secure bond. He is next scheduled to appear before the court on December 17, 2021, at 9:30 a.m.