Indictment in Handcuff Boy’s Assault

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Crime Watch Our Town Downtown, Posts.

A Staten Island man has indicted for last week’s abduction of a 13-year-old boy who was found stripped to his boxers and handcuffed to a tree. The teen originally told police he was taken at knifepoint by a stranger, but cops suspected he may have met his attacker on MySpace and that the two had planned a rendezvous that went bad. Now it seems the assault was indeed random. William Marcus, 26, has been indicted on kidnapping and sexual abuse charges, though the indictment won’t be officially unsealed until next Wednesday, according to the Staten Island district attorney.