LIVE VIDEO: Live Newscast    Watch
 

Woman, 73, reports rape in Central Park

8:09 AM, Sep 13, 2012   |    comments
This image taken from surveillance video shows a man believed to have mugged and sexually assaulted a 73-year-old woman in New York's Central Park.
  • Share
  • Print
  • - A A A +
  • FILED UNDER

 


 


NEW YORK -- A 73-year-old woman who told police she was raped in Central Park says the man asked her if she remembered him before the attack.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the woman told police she thinks her assailant may have been a man she photographed exposing himself in the park days earlier.

She told police she was attacked at about 11 a.m. Wednesday in a wooded area near the park's tranquil Strawberry Fields that serves as a memorial to John Lennon.

After sexually assaulting her, the man made off with her backpack that contained a camera, police said.

Eric Ozawa, a college professor and birdwatcher, found the woman and called 911.

Authorities released surveillance images of the suspect, wearing black pants, a black T-shirt and white sneakers.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most Watched Videos