The assault took place in the family home of the girl, and according to reports, Petion assaulted her while she was asleep. Petion allegedly entered the room where the girl was sleeping at 1:20 am, grabbed her by her throat and sexually assaulted her. The 25-year-old off duty EMT was arrested at 3:20 am on Sunday, and is expected to be arraigned in queens on Monday.
According to the NYPD, the charges against Petion include rape, strangulation and an act in a manner injurious to a child.
If found guilty, Petion will become a registered sex offender, and will receive a penalty according to New York state laws. Furthermore, the records of his arrest will become public records that other people will be able to access. Searching and finding sex offenders online is very important, and many people conduct such searches to discover is there are any sexual assailants living near them and near their children.