Google Engineer Charged With Raping 19-Year-Old

New York City police are investigating a Google engineer for an alleged string of sexual assaults. Justin Chan was arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday over charges springing from the latest allegation: raping a 19-year-old woman in his East Village apartment.

According to the New York Post, Chan, 28, met the victim in Union Square and persuaded her to go to his E. 12th St. apartment.

There, the two took a shot of booze, but when the victim told Chan she wanted to leave, he forcibly threw up on top of his bed and held her down.

"It will be over in five seconds," Chan, a Canadian resident, told her.

He held her down "while (she) was repeatedly asking defendant to stop while crying," according to his criminal complaint.

The victim then fled to a nearby police station, with Chan chasing her out of the building.

The Daily News reports that prosecutors believe this was not the engineer's first assault.

"Although the defendant doesn't have a criminal history, he has numerous complaints of sexual assault against (him) which are being investigated at this time," a prosecutor told Justice Charles Solomon on Tuesday.

The prosecutor asked for Chan's bail to raised to either $100,000 or $150,000 in light of the ongoing investigation (the Post and Daily News report conflicting numbers). However, Chan's attorney argued "There's no change in circumstances" with respect to the investigation. The court ultimately released Chan on a $50,000 cash bail.