A woman who was attacked and raped in her Manhattan apartment in 2012 has come forward to detail the horrific night a teenage pizza boy allegedly assaulted her as her 7-year-old daughter slept in the bed beside her.
Kia Graves, 37, reveals that her life has been utterly turned upside down since the night Cesar Lucas, 17, is charged with slipping into her apartment and having his way with her while out on a run for his father’s 10th Avenue pizza restaurant.
‘I have nightmares thinking that he’s getting out of jail, and I wake up all the time making sure my door is locked,’ said the shell-shocked mom.
Unfortunately, her door was not locked that September night.
Cesar Lucas was working as a delivery boy at Sal’s Pizza in the same Manhattan neighborhood as the woman’s luxury apartment building.
He was delivering a pizza to the next-door flat when he noticed that the door was slightly ajar and allegedly entered the apartment.
Graves, a former actress turned model agency employee, had gone to bed with her daughter an hour and a half before the alleged incident.
It was the last time Grave says she’s had a normal night’s sleep.
‘I sleep with one eye open, basically,’ she told the New York Daily News. ‘I have panic attacks and I wake up in sweats.’
Graves no longer works and lives each day crippled by her memories of the attack.