The fear factor has been exacerbated by a recent spate of sexual assaults in the park.
Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota said investigators uncovered “clear evidence” that 21-year-old Patrick O’Sullivan of East Moriches planned “a new scheme he believed would result in his freedom.”
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.
A man has been returned to the United States from India, and is being held on charges that he raped a 14-year-old girl more than three years ago on Long Island.
Police said a livery cab driver raped a woman last week in Brooklyn, but was the suspect really a legitimate cabbie?
Around 5 a.m. on Sept. 17, a 35-year-old woman hailed a SUV livery cab, police said. One inside, police said she was raped by the driver.
Jason Lee, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, was initially arrested a month ago after the woman accused him of attacking her in a bathroom at a home he had rented in East Hampton with his wife.
A high school teacher in Ossining pleaded guilty to a rape charge this week, admitting to having sex with a 16-year-old student.
Jonathan Stewart, 26, pleaded guilty to rape and criminal sexual act Monday and was expected to be sentenced on Sept. 30. The convicted sex offender faces more than 30 years behind bars.
According to police, the attacker struck his 69-year-old victim with a stun gun — but didn’t fire.
A Brooklyn high school assistant principal was accused in a report Wednesday of raping an underage female student in his own office, and forcing another student to perform a sex act.
The park’s tranquility was shattered on Sunday morning when a 60-year-old woman was raped during an exercise walk on a wooded trail. Park Police said that the man jumped the woman as she walked past him on the Children’s Explorer Trail.
The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, standing about 5-foot-7 with a mustache, police said. The suspect told the victim his name was “Junior,” according to police.
Police Saturday evening were on the hunt for a suspect who allegedly followed and raped a woman in the Rego Park section of Queens.
The 22-year-old victim was sleeping in her family’s Long Island City home when she was targeted by the 30-year-old suspect, according to police.