Here We Go Again…
Battery Park City Resident Charged with Latest in String of Alleged Sex Crimes
Battery Park City resident and music industry executive Adam Lublin, a resident of the Tribeca Pointe building at 41 River Terrace is facing further charges of sexual misconduct, in addition to the counts filed against him by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office related to three other alleged incidents.
In a story first reported by the New York Post, Mr. Lublin was arraigned again on Monday, when he was charged in relation to a September 10 incident, inside his apartment, in which he allegedly took videos and photos of himself molesting a woman who was sleeping there. Investigators found these videos archived in an online account registered to Mr. Lublin.
This followed his arraignment last Monday for a third episode. In that incident, Mr. Lublin was charged by prosecutors with touching the vagina of a co-worker at whose apartment he was sleeping over in November, 2015. That round of charges included one count of first-degree sexual abuse. Mr. Lublin was released after posting a $1 million bond.
Last Monday’s court sessions came on the heels of the original charges, filed in September, after Mr. Lublin is alleged to have entered an unlocked apartment shared by two women in his building, and touched the vagina of one of the residents. When investigators interviewed other possible witnesses, they took a statement from the victim’s roommate, who said that a similar incident had occurred a week earlier, in which she awoke to find a man hovering over her bed in the dark, and reaching for her breasts and between her legs. When she stirred, the woman said, the intruder fled. Although she had not filed a police report at the time, investigators added this account to their list of possible charges against Mr. Lublin. (The names of all four women are being withheld to protect their privacy.) The first victim added that she had previously noticed multiple undergarments missing from her home in recent weeks. When he was arrested on Chambers Street the next day, police say that Mr. Lublin was carrying multiple pairs of women’s panties in a coffee cup, and attempting to toss them into a trash can as officers approached.
For these original incidents, Mr. Lublin was charged with burglary, burglary as a sexually motivated felony, and sexual abuse. The court imposed two sets of bail on Mr. Lublin for these charges: $175,000 for the initial charges and another $100,000 for the second set of allegations.
At Monday’s arraignment, Mr. Lublin was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse and seven counts of unlawful surveillance. The judge released Mr. Lublin without imposing any further bail, beyond the $1.275 million bond he has already posted in the previous incidents. If convicted of all charges, Mr. Lubin is facing the possibility of more than 35 years in prison.
Reached by Billboard Magazine after this first arrest, Mr. Lublin acknowledged that he had a substance-abuse problem and declared his intention to check himself into a rehabilitation facility, saying, “if I donʼt get help, Iʼm going to end up killing myself,” adding that although he was not contemplating suicide, he was in “a very bad place. I have known I needed to go for a while and I just havenʼt. Now itʼs not even a choice. I must go.” Since then, Mr. Lublin has reportedly checked into a substance-abuse treatment facility.
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