Tuckahoe woman gets six-month sentence in jealous attack on Rye Brook woman
A construction contractor's jealous wife who admitted to an August assault against a Rye Brook woman she suspected was carrying on an affair with her husband was sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail, officials said.
Giovana Osorio, 41, of Tuckahoe, also received five years' probation in the Aug. 4, 2012, attack, a Westchester County district attorney's office spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Westchester County Court Judge Susan Cacace sentenced Osorio according to the terms of a plea deal struck in November. On Nov. 20, Osorio pleaded guilty to one count of felony second-degree attempted burglary and felony second-degree assault, officials said.
Police said Osorio became jealous when her husband, Carlos Osorio, did not come home the night of Aug. 3, not realizing that he had taken a side job in Stamford, Conn., and was at that job.
About 2 a.m. on Aug. 4, Giovanna Osorio drove to a Rye Brook house where Carlos Osorio had done contracting work, officials said.
Seeing a truck nearby she mistakenly believed was her husband's, she entered the woman's house using a key she had duplicated from her husband's set, officials said. She attacked the victim after rousing her from bed, where she was sleeping with her 4-year-old son, officials said.
Giovana Osorio then pushed the woman back onto the bed, bit her face and sexually assaulted her, officials said, taunting the victim: "Is this the way you like it?"
In a previous public statement, Giovana Osorio denied sexually assaulting the victim.
"Yes, we did fight. I pulled her hair. I hit her," the 41-year-old defendant told reporters outside Rye Town Court after an August hearing. "I lost control in the moment. It was a moment of insanity. I did not sexually assault her. That's a lie."
Giovana Osorio also said her husband had been carrying on a relationship with the woman for five years.
She was originally charged with assault, second-degree burglary and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
Assistant District Attorney Wendy Parra of the Sex Crimes Bureau prosecuted. Giovana Osorio's attorney, Arthur Del Negro of White Plains, did not immediately return a call for comment Tuesday.