Her attacker asked “Do you remember me?” before the assault!!!
A 73-year-old woman was raped and beaten in Central Park on Wednesday morning in broad daylight! Her nasty azz attacker was seeking revenge…
The woman, a bird-watcher who goes to the park every day, had indeed encountered the man before. About a week and a half ago, she had seen him masturbating in the Ramble area and taken a photograph of him. The man demanded that the woman delete the photo at the time, and when she refused, he tried unsuccessfully to take her camera, the Police Department’s chief spokesman, Paul J. Browne, said.On Wednesday, around 11:50 a.m., the woman was birding along a wooded path near West 74th Street and Strawberry Fields when the man, whom she described as white, stocky and clean shaven, with a Russian or Ukrainian accent and in his 40s or 50s, appeared again. After asking her if she remembered him, the suspect threw the woman to the ground, raped her and stole her backpack, which contained a digital camera with a professional lens.
Eric Ozawa, a writing instructor at New York University, said that he had been bird-watching in the park when he saw a woman’s legs sticking out onto the wood-chip path, and at first thought she was sleeping. Then he saw her sit up on the path, which is lined with shrubs and trees. The woman had mulch sticking to parts of her face, which was badly bruised, Mr. Ozawa said. Her forehead was swollen; the area around her right eye was turning blue. She waved him over and told him that she had been raped, he said.
Mr. Ozawa said that the area was crowded at the time. Just before reaching the path where he encountered the victim, he had threaded through a cluster of tourists at the nearby “Imagine” memorial, to John Lennon, he said.
“For something like this to happen in broad daylight is particularly horrifying, and someone of her age,” Mr. Ozawa said. “It took me a while, I think, to really register what had happened. It was such a shock. The park has seemed so safe for so long.”
Andres Fontanez, a maintenance operator for the park who often works around Strawberry Fields, said detectives showed him a photo of a white man, possibly in his 30s or 40s with longish, dark hair.“She’s a nice, old lady, she don’t bother no one,” he said. “She’s always in there, sitting down on the same bench, trying to make sure the park is as nice as it should be.”
We hope this poor defenseless woman still has the camera she used to snap this perv so this disgusting azzhole is found and has his schlong ripped off!!!
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