D.A. Bragg Announces 18-To-Life Sentence For Club Promoter Who Violently Raped Two Women

January 29, 2024

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the sentencing of CHRISTOPHER MACIAS, 35, a club promoter, to 18 years-to-life in state prison for violently raping two women in his car in September 2021. On November 16, 2023, a New York State Supreme Court jury found MACIAS guilty of two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault, three counts of Rape in The First Degree, and one count of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. 

“Christopher Macias abused his power as a supervisor to assault two survivors, scarring them with trauma that they face to this day. While we cannot erase what happened, I hope there is some sense of closure knowing Christopher Macias is being held accountable for the brutal crimes he committed,” said District Attorney Bragg. “My Office is here to fully assist anyone who has been the survivor of sexual abuse, and I urge anyone who has experienced this type of violence to call us at 212-335-9373.” 

As proven at trial, on September 6, 2021, MACIAS took the first survivor, a college freshman, out to dinner under the guise of a business meeting. After dinner, at approximately 10:30 p.m., MACIAS turned off the FDR Drive and forcibly raped her in his car. 

On September 18, 2021, MACIAS was driving the second survivor, who was in her last year of college, after her shift ended at the club where they both worked. At approximately 4:57 a.m., at the intersection of Washington Square North and MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village, MACIAS forcibly raped her twice in his car. While the second survivor tried to fight MACIAS off, he physically assaulted her, making her ear bleed and arm swell in addition to other injuries. 

Assistant D.A.s Alissa Wimmer and Arielle Evans handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Shannon Lucey, Deputy Division Chief of Special Victims Central, Nicole Blumberg, Bureau Chief of the Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Bureau and Justin McNabney, Executive Assistant D.A. and Chief of the Special Victims Division. 

District Attorney Bragg thanked the NYPD, specifically Police Officers Patricia Ramos and Jason Mangual of the 6th Precinct and Detectives Christopher Stack and Lauren Liebhauser of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad. 


Defendant Information:

Christopher Macias 

North Bergen, NJ 


  • Predatory Sexual Assault, a class A-II felony, two counts
  • Rape in The First Degree, a class B felony, three counts
  • Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count