Serial rapist accused of attacking employee at Attica

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A convicted serial rapist has been accused of attacking a civilian employee at the Attica Correctional Facility in November, according to the Wyoming County District Attorney’s office.

37-year-old Emmanuel Jenkins is accused of trying to rape the employee. Jenkins is currently serving a sentence of 15 years to life in prison for preying on women who worked as sex workers in Buffalo by leading them to dark or abandoned areas and assaulting them in two separate incidents in 2015. He was sentenced in 2016.

In the newest incident, he is charged with first-degree attempted rape, first-degree robbery, second-degree assault, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and third-degree criminal mischief.

He will return to court on March 13 and in the meantime has been transferred to Marcy Correctional Facility in Oneida County.

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