NBC News, New York - January 12, 2009
Jose Arroyo is accused of 1st degree rape and 2nd degree kidnapping. A retired New York City policeman hasbeen accused of drugging a woman in a Bronx bar and then raping her in a Westchester County motel. Police in Greenburgh say 46-year-old Jose Arroyo is charged with second-degree kidnapping and first-degree rape and has been sent to the Westchester County Jail. A call to Arroyo's lawyer, Todd Lamond, was not immediatelyreturned Monday. Police say Arroyo, a property manager and nightclub bouncer from the Bronx, met the 31-year-old woman Nov. 14 in the bar and drugged her drink. The police account says that while the woman was helpless, Arroyo took her to the Alexander Motel in White Plains and raped her. She awoke and fled the next morning. Arroyo was arrested Friday. Bail was set at $200,000.