One of the suspects accused of a Queens home-invasion robbery, in which eight people were held hostage and a woman was sexually assaulted, was held on $250,000 bail at his arraignment on a slew of felony charges Tuesday night.
Brandon Daniels, 24, was charged with several burglary and robbery charges for allegedly working with two accomplices to rob the house in Little Neck on May 4, prosecutors said.
His arraignment came as another suspect in the robbery was arrested by federal authorities, police said. Details on his bust were not immediately available.
During the incident, one of the crew burst into the house wearing a ski mask, surgical gloves and pointing a handgun, prosecutors said.
That suspect, along with another one of the robbers, rounded up everyone in the house and demanded money from a woman, threatening to hurt her family if she didn’t hand cash over, prosecutors said.
They then took turns raping and forcing oral sex on the woman until she gave them money and they ran off.
A piece of a latex glove was found by investigators at the scene, which matched DNA from Daniels, prosecutors said. Daniels turned himself into cops in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
Prosecutors noted this is Daniels’ third felony arrest and asked for his bail to be set at $500,000, “given the nature of the allegations.”
Daniels was not hit with any sex related crimes. His public defender argued prosecutors could not say definitively who committed the sex crimes just by tying Daniels’ DNA to the glove.
“People cannot possibly identify from a blue latex glove who was wearing it and who committed which act,” the lawyer said.
The judge ordered him held on $250,000 bail.
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