Daniel Silvera threatened to commit murder and rape
A Bronx youth Pastor is being charged with harassment after he threatened to r*pe City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito, murder her family, and kill all of New York City’s gay and lesbian police officers, according to MetroWeekly.
It was gathered that the pastor identified as Daniel Silvera, 26, allegedly made the threats on July 28, in emails he sent to Mark-Viverito, Detective Brian Downey, the president of the New York Police Department’s Gay Officers Action League, and three officers from the NYPD’s LGBT Outreach Unit, reports DNAInfo.
He is said to have sent an email from his Gmail account to Mark-Viverito, telling her he would go to her home, knock down her door and r*pe her four times. He also said he would r*pe her at her City Council office and kill her family with weapons.
In the emails to Downey and the other LGBT Outreach Unit officers, including lesbian Sgt. Michelle Martindale, Silvera threatened to kill every gay and lesbian police officer on the NYPD with weapons.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito
He was questioned by Downey at the 69th Precinct station house in Canarsie, prosecutors said. While under questioning, he admitted to sending the emails.
“These violent, dangerous threats against the Speaker and the NYPD are deeply disturbing and we thank the DA’s office for pursuing this matter,” Robin Levine, a spokeswoman for Mark-Viverito, said in a statement.
Silvera was arraigned Tuesday in Manhattan criminal court on 16 counts of aggravated harassment as a hate crime. He is being held in prison on $50,000 bail.
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