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MAN ARRESTED FOLLOWING SEXUAL ASSAULT

August 28, 2019

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2019  
 
ALBANY, NY – A 31-year-old Albany man was arrested for sexually assaulting a woman on Central Avenue back in July. 
 
Christopher Johnson was arrested yesterday following an investigation by members of the Albany Police Department. 
 
On Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 between 10:45 p.m. and midnight, Johnson was inside of an apartment on the 200 block of Central Avenue where he sexually assaulted a woman. During the incident, Johnson prevented the victim from exiting the apartment, struck her several times about the body with his fist and feet and then sexually assaulted her. 
 
The victim sustained injuries during the incident and was treated at a local hospital. 
 
Detectives are confident that this was an isolated incident among two people who are known to each other and not random. 
 
Johnson has been charged with Rape 1st, Unlawful Imprisonment 1st, Strangulation 2nd and Assault 3rd.  
 
He was arraigned in the Albany City Criminal Court and remanded to the Albany County Jail.     
 
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