Nashane Peterkin
Nashane Peterkin

A Queens teenager has admitted to sexually assaulting two women in two separate attacks in Valley Stream over the summer.

Nashane Peterkin pleaded guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to rape, criminal sex act, strangulation and assault.

Authorities have said that the 17-year-old raped a 60-year-old woman on a hiking path at Valley Stream State Park on Sunday, Sept. 1.

He also accosted, beat and tried to rip the clothes off of a 30-year-old woman who fought him off while walking home from the Valley Stream train station the night of Aug. 12, investigators have said.

He reportedly is expected to be sentenced Feb. 3 to 20 years in prison followed by 20 years of post-release supervision.



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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.