David Albert Mitchell

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Suspect Admits To Rape Of 74-Year-Old Birdwatcher In Central Park

An ex-convict drifter pleaded guilty Tuesday to attacking a 74-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park, in a case that prompted calls for tougher penalties for sex offenders.

10/01/2013

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Alleged Central Park Rapist David Mitchell Pleads Not Guilty

The man accused of raping a woman in Central Park has pleaded not guilty.

CBS New York–10/09/2012

Police officer near crime scene (file/credit: CBS 2)

Police: Homeless Man Charged With Rape In Tompkins Square Park Attack

The woman, 31, told police she fell asleep on a park bench around 10 p.m. Friday and woke up to find someone trying to rape her.

10/07/2012

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

David Albert Mitchell Indicted In Central Park Attack

The 42-year-old has been jailed since his arrest last week on rape and other charges.

09/19/2012

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Brothers Say West Virginia Man Accused Of Central Park Rape A Predator

Authorities said David Mitchell has been in and out of prison since he was 18. He was arrested twice on charges of raping elderly women, suspected but not charged in the slaying of one female neighbor and acquitted of killing another.

09/17/2012

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Public Advocate Calls On NYPD, Parks Department To Step Up Security Following Central Park Rape

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said that he wants to know why the NYPD and the Parks Department did not respond to a preceding incident involving the suspect in Wednesday’s rape of a 73-year-old woman.

09/15/2012