A janitor with an extensive criminal record who works at a city Department of Health and Mental Hygiene building was arrested for trying to rape a peace officer from the same agency on Wards Island, police sources said Tuesday.
Ex-con Tyrone Jordan, 43, who sources say has racked up 33 arrests dating back to the 1990 — several of them felonies — is facing attempted rape, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest and public lewdness charges for the Monday morning attack outside the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.
The 42-year-old victim, a Department of Health peace officer, told investigators that she was walking to her car at about 9:30 a.m. when Jordan approached her, police sources said.
Jordan exposed himself, then pushed the woman into her car and tried to rape her, but she struggled with him until he ran off, sources said.
Police located and arrested Jordan a short time later and took him into custody. His arraignment was pending Tuesday morning.
His victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with injuries to her back and left hand, police said.
In addition to his long list of arrests, Jordan has also spent three years in prison beginning in 2002 for attempted robbery, according to court documents.
Through the years, he’s been charged with assault, public lewdness, criminal mischief, assault on a police officer and robbery.
He was arrested for attempted murder in 1993, but the case was ultimately sealed, police sources said.
His most recent arrests were last year, where he was grabbed for petit larceny on the Upper West Side and turnstile jumping in Harlem, officials said.