Google employee Justin Chan has been charged with the rape of a teenager. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Police Say Chan Raped a 19-Year-Old
Google employee Justin Chan is accused of raping an East Village woman last month http://t.co/bQPX4qUn0G
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) July 22, 2014
Justin Chan, a 28-year-old Google engineer, is accused of raping a 19-year-old woman. Her name is being withheld from the press for now. The New York Post writes that Chan met the woman in Union Square, and then took her back to his apartment on E. 12th St.
After having a drink, the woman tried to leave. Police say Chan held her down on the bed, and later chased her when she fled the apartment.
2. Justin Chan Is Being Investigated for Other Sex Crimes
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The New York Daily News writes that police are investigating “numerous” other reports of Chan’s sexual attacks. The Daily News adds that Chan appeared in court with his girlfriend, and that the two have plans to move in together despite the ongoing investigation. Chan has entered a plea of not guilty in the rape case.
3. Chan Is a Canadian Google Engineer
Chan is from Canada, but works for Google in New York City. PennLive.com notes that Chan holds a master’s degree in computer and biomedical engineering.
4. Chan Told Woman ‘It Will Be Over in 5 Seconds’
Google employee Chan reportedly told the 19-year-old, “It will be over in five seconds.” According to the NY Post, Chan is believed to have worn a condom during the encounter.
5. Justin Chan Has Been Released on Bail
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According to Valley Wag, Chan has been released on bail. Despite the prosecutor’s request to raise Chan’s bail amount, the court released Chan on a bail of $50,000. It is not yet clear when Chan will next appear in court.