Victims describe sex demands from former UWS super

TRD New York /
Dec.December 28, 2011 12:31 PM

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William Barnason and the 75th St. buildings where he worked
More dirt is coming out on the convicted sexual offender-turned Upper West Side building superintendent in newly released court documents, the New York Post reported. William “Billy” Barnason’s alleged female victims describe how they were pushed to pay their rent with sexual favors. One of the women said in a deposition: “He had sex with me for about probably a minute… He slapped me on the ass and said, ‘Now we’re even.'”

As was previously reported, Barnason lost his job last year as an the super at 140 West 75th Street, 142 West 75th Street and 144 West 73rd Street, after residents complained of harassment.

He spent nearly 14 years in prison for the rape and sexual abuse of several young girls on Long Island. After getting out in 2001, he was hired as a building super by Stanley Katz, who owns several Upper West Side properties. After residents of those buildings filed sexual harassment complaints against Barnason, the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office filed a civil lawsuit against Barnason and Katz alleging they were in violation of the Fair Housing Act. [Post] 


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