A 34-year-old Newark man has been charged with the rape and the attempted murder a 31-year-old woman he had a dating relationship with in Kearny on Friday.
Richard A. Perez-Andia, of the 500 block of Market Street, was arrested today and charged with attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault, criminal restraint and making terroristic threats, the criminal complaint says.
He is charged with raping the woman while physically assaulting her and causing severe injury, the complaint says, adding that he choked the woman until she was unconscious while striking her in the head and face while telling her “he needed to kill her.”
The complaint says he knelt on the woman’s chest to prevent her from escaping as he continuously struck her, causing injuries including a fractured eye socket.
An official said Perez-Andia is from Bolivia and is an undocumented immigrant….