WHITE PLAINS – Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced the sentencing of a Bronx man to 10 years in state prison after DNA linked him to the rape of a Mount Vernon woman in 2014.
Clevon Reeves, who pled guilty in November to one count of Rape in the First Degree, was sentenced by Judge Susan M. Cacace
According to records: on Nov. 22, 2014, as the victim was entering her apartment on Cortlandt Street, Reeves, who was unknown to the victim, pushed her inside from behind, forced her onto the floor and forcibly raped her. During the forcible rape, Reeves choked the victim.
Reeves then fled the scene and the victim immediately called 911 and reported her attack. The Mount Vernon Police Department responded and began an investigation. The victim was taken to Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital where she was treated for her injuries and she submitted to a sexual assault evidence collection kit.
The evidence collected from the victim and the scene was submitted to the Westchester County Department of Laboratories and Research for DNA analysis. The DNA profile developed by the lab was submitted into CODIS (Combined DNA Index System) and on Jan. 30, 2015 Clevon Reeves was identified as the suspect in the rape. Following a lengthy search, he was arrested on Oct. 25, 2016 by members of the Mount Vernon Police Department and Investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.