28 June 2020
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.
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. […]