ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Additional victims have come forward and now two Rochester store clerks accused of raping a teen girl and locking her inside a store last month are facing new charges.

Shadad Alghaithy, 20, and James Hampton, 28, were previously charged with:

  • Rape in the First Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degree
  • Criminal Possession of Cannabis in the Second Degree
  • Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in the Fourth Degree
  • Unlawful Imprisonment

Both men were indicted on additional charges by a Monroe County Grand Jury Tuesday after four more victims came forward, according to officials from the Monroe County District Attorney’s office.

Alghaithy is now charged with:

  • Rape in the First Degree (three counts)
  • Rape in the Second Degree (two counts)
  • Rape in Third Degree (three counts)
  • First Degree Sexual Abuse (three counts)
  • Criminal Sexual Act in First Degree
  • Criminal Sexual Act in Third Degree
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degree

Hampton is now charged with:

  • Rape in First Degree (two counts)
  • Rape in Second Degree (two counts)
  • Rape in Third Degree (two counts)
  • Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second and Third Degree

Alghaithy and Hampton are scheduled to be arraigned on the new charges on April 11 at 9:30 a.m.

The Rochester area has several organizations that provide resources to sexual assault survivors, including RESTORE. The program works under Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York, providing “safety, support, and validation” for survivors.

Mary Jo Marino is their Director of Outreach & Education and said they provide various services such as short and long-term therapy, accompanying survivors on meetings with law enforcement, as well as going to the hospital with a survivor to have a rape kit done to collect evidence.

“We understand that when someone is sexually assaulted, their power and control is taken away from them,” Marino said. “So everything that we do at restore all of our trained staff and volunteers, handle disclosures and all their work with survivors in a way that helps empower survivors to share the information and the resources and options that are available so that a survivor could make an informed decision about what’s best for them. And then we as advocates support them in that healing journey for however long they would like us to be involved for.”

RESTORE’s 24-hour hotline is (585) 546-2777.

Both men were accused of locking a juvenile girl inside a corner store on Central Park and sexually assaulting her on March 19. They were arrested a few days later.

According to prosecutors, investigators with the Rochester Police Department learned the alleged victim had gone inside a store located on 95 Central Park around 3 p.m. that day. That’s where she told police she was sexually assaulted by two employees who locked her inside.

According to court documents, the girl says one of the store clerks asked for her number, to which she declined. The documents say the clerk then came from the counter, forced a hug, took his arm behind her neck, and pulled her into a back room, the girl said.

It was at this time she said she was raped, while another man sat at the front of the store by the door.

The teenage girl then said she went to walk out of the store after a few moments and struggled a bit with the door that was initially locked. After she was able to leave the store, she says she told her mother, and they called the police.

On the day the clerks were arrested, police indicated there could be more victims.

Officials say Alghaithy is currently a level 2 sex offender stemming from a 2021 conviction. According to Monroe County officials, Alghaithy’s status restricts him from being present within 1,000 feet of a school. The corner store in which the alleged crime took place, however, is located directly across the street from School No. 25.

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello then ordered a “top to bottom” review of all sex offenders in the county as outrage grew among the community.

The county official says the probe of all 239 sex offenders in the area is mostly complete but says more is needed to ensure complete public safety.

As the legal process plays out, Rochester Mayor Malik Evans announced “immediate” legal action against the store to ensure the property, 95 Central Park, is “no longer a venue for illegal activity.”


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