D.A. Bragg Announces Indictment of ‘Prosecutor Impact’ Founder Adam Foss for Raping a Woman While She Slept

August 16, 2022

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the indictment of former Boston attorney and founder of Prosecutor Impact ADAM FOSS, 42, for raping a woman while she slept in a Manhattan hotel room in October 2017. FOSS is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with Rape in the First Degree and Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.[1]

“I thank this brave survivor, who had the courage to come forward and share her story,” said District Attorney Bragg. “Our Special Victims Division is survivor-centered and trauma-informed, and we encourage anyone who believes they have been the victim of a sex crime to call our Hotline at 212-335-9373. Our prosecutors, investigators, and service providers are available to help.”

According to court documents and statements made on the record in court, on October 21, 2017, FOSS, a former prosecutor and public speaker, met the 25-year-old survivor at a Midtown hotel after exchanging calls and texts for approximately one month. After the survivor repeatedly said no to FOSS’s sexual advances, the two fell asleep, before FOSS allegedly raped the woman as she slept.

Assistant D.A. Shannon Lucey (Deputy Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit) is handling the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Assistant D.A. Nicole Blumberg (Chief of the Sex Crimes Unit), and Joyce Smith (Chief of the Special Victims Division).

Defendant Information:

Los Angeles, California

  • Rape in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count
  • Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, a class D felony, one count


[1] The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.