Isaih Giles appears in Nassau County Court in Mineola on Thursday.

Isaih Giles appears in Nassau County Court in Mineola on Thursday. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A Suffolk County man is facing charges that could send him to prison for 90 years after allegedly claiming to be a police officer while forcing open a Woodbury hotel room door before robbing and raping the woman living there, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Defendant Isaih Giles, 26,  pleaded not guilty during a Nassau County Court arraignment to indictment charges that included rape and sexual abuse, along with robbery and burglary as sexually motivated felonies.

Prosecutor Matthew Perry alleged Thursday that Giles was “lying in wait” before the attack on April 22, 2021, at the Days Inn on Jericho Turnpike.

The defendant was captured on video forcing his way into the victim’s room, according to the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office.

Perry said that once inside, Giles allegedly demanded money from the victim and took some from a hotel nightstand.

But the prosecutor also told acting State Supreme Court Justice Christopher Hoefenkrieg the defendant “wasn’t satisfied with the amount of money she had ... so he took it upon himself to sexually violate her.”

Giles allegedly choked the victim and grabbed her hair during the attack, taking the condom he had been wearing with him but leaving its wrapper behind when he later fled, according to Perry.

“That condom wrapper contained the defendant’s DNA and it is one of the ways in which he was linked to this crime,” the prosecutor added Thursday.

Giles, who has a previous conviction for robbery, also stole jewelry from the victim, according to authorities.

Hoefenkrieg granted Perry’s request for Giles to be jailed without bail while awaiting trial.

The judge appointed attorney Scott Gross to represent Giles before the Garden City lawyer asked the judge to maintain his client’s prior bail status — which included a $250,000 cash option.

“My client appreciates the serious nature of the charges,” Gross told Hoefenkrieg.

While ruling against the defense, the judge agreed to let Gross potentially argue for bail in the future after the attorney became more familiar with the case.

“There are significant issues with the provability of this case," Gross told Newsday after court, citing the time it took authorities to charge his client.

Police arrested Giles in February in the Bronx after a 10-month search during which Giles moved frequently, according to authorities, who said he’d had more than a dozen Suffolk addresses in the last couple years.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly released a statement later Thursday urging anyone who believes they may have fallen victim to Giles, who is more than 6 feet tall and about 265 pounds, to come forward. 

Her office's Special Victims Bureau can be reached at 516-571-1266 or police are available at 516-573-4025.

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