A Hempstead man has been charged with a brutal sexual assault and robbery in May of a 19-year-old woman in a nearby Hicksville motel.
Following a month-long investigation, Nassau County Detectives from the robbery, special victims and narcotics squads charged Anthony Leazer, 28, of 47 Carolina Ave., Hempstead, with the armed robbery and sex attack at the Days Inn, on South Oyster Bay Road, just across the Plainview line near Stewart Avenue.
Detectives took Leazer into custody on Tuesday, June 12, in Westbury.
The attack took place shortly before midnight on May 11 at the motel, when Leazer, armed with a handgun, robbed and sexually assaulted the young woman, detectives said.
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Police said Leazer was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree rape, first-degree criminal sexual act and first-degree criminal use of a firearm, all felonies.