A bouncer charged in the death of a graduate student found raped, strangled and suffocated after a night out at a bar also tried to abduct another college student last year in Queens, a law enforcement official said.
Darryl Littlejohn was expected to be arraigned Thursday morning on new charges, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the indictment was still sealed.
The Queens district attorney’s office said it would announce an indictment Thursday in connection with the Oct. 19 abduction of a student from York College, part of the City University of New York. It declined to identify the defendant.
A telephone call to Littlejohn’s lawyer was not returned Wednesday.
The law enforcement official said Littlejohn, 41, had been linked to the attempted abduction of a 19-year-old woman who told investigators she was approached by a man driving a blue van. The official said that the attacker — carrying handcuffs and wearing a blue law enforcement baseball cap — forced the woman into the van, but that she later jumped out and escaped.
Littlejohn pleaded not guilty last month to murdering Imette St. Guillen. The defendant, a parolee with a long criminal history, was working at a SoHo bar where the graduate student was last seen alive.
St. Guillen’s body was found dumped in a desolate section of Brooklyn on Feb. 25. Investigators said DNA evidence linked Littlejohn to blood found on ties that were used to bind St. Guillen’s hands.