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Two women say a man tried to rape them while they were sleeping near the Busway

Lyndon Nicaisse
Lyndon Nicaisse Miami-Dade Corrections

A now-homeless former resident of Homestead faces rape after two women reported attempted rapes near the South Miami-Dade Busway.

After Miami-Dade police caught up to 40-year-old Lyndon Nicaisse, he denied raping a woman on July 28 and attempting to rape a woman the night before, although police say “he hangs out with the victim in the area because they’re both homeless.”

That area is near where the Busway crosses Southwest 160th Street. According to the police arrest report, a 44-year-old woman told police Nicaisse interrupted her nighttime slumber around 2:30 a.m. July 27 He stood over her while exposed and and was trying to yank down her pants.

“Imma ---- you,” Nicaisse said, according to the woman.

Some swings of her book bag sent Nicaisse running. Though he was repelled, another woman said he returned around 5 a.m. July 28 with a similar pattern of assault, police said.

She woke up to find him lying next to her, she told police, having pulled her pants down. As he made genital contact, she realized what was happening, yelled “Stop!” and punched him. Scrambling away, she made it to a restaurant where she called police. They found and arrested Nicaisse six hours later.

He is being held on $12,500 bond on one count of sexual battery and one count of attempted sexual battery. There’s also a hold for immigration.

Anyone who knows anything about these incidents or knows of other victims can contact Miami Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS (8477); via text at 274637 with “CSMD” and the tip; or via the Miami Crime Stoppers website.

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