A New Jersey man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a man and making an obscene gesture while watching the sun rise in New York City.
Mark Ritchie, 26, of Philadelphia, is accused of raping a 31-year-old man in New Jersey in late October, according to the New York Daily News.
The incident happened as the sun rose in the city.
According to authorities, Ritchie walked to a vacant lot where he was allegedly masturbating, the Daily News reported.
Ritchie allegedly then reached under his shirt and grabbed the victim’s genitals and repeatedly thrust them against a tree.
The victim was able to get away, but police said he was able “to get ahold of his phone and call 911 to report what happened.”
Ritchie was arraigned Tuesday on three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, and three counts each of criminal possession of obscene materials, second-hand items and criminal possession or delivery of obscene material.
He is being held without bail.