“Some girls rape easy.” Those are the shocking words of Roger Rivard, a Republican state representative in Wisconsin previously endorsed by Paul Ryan.
The man accused of raping a woman in Central Park has pleaded not guilty.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday announced a five-point plan prescribing tougher penalties for sexual predators.
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.
David Hartshorn pleaded guilty in August to criminal sexual acts. He admitted assaulting two 14-year-olds and a 13-year-old, as well as taping two other teens.
On Saturday, 25-year-old Jonathan Stewart was arrested for beating and choking a 21-year-old woman before dragging her into the bushes at Hudson River Park and raping her, the NYPD said.
Members of the city council have written a letter to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in an effort to prevent $100 million in mid-year NYPD budget cuts that could take some officers out of city parks.
A 21-year-old woman said she was sitting on a bench when a man approached her. She told police that he hit her in the face, attempted to strangle her and then dragged her into the bushes where she was sexually assaulted.
Jackie Barcliff allegedly forced the victim to the elevated level of Pier 15 park near the East River, raped her, and tossed her over the railing to the ground below, police said.
The incident occurred around 3:30 a.m. on Aug. 25.
Other motel guests kept Hui Noh detained until police arrived, prosecutors said.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said 23-year-old Jason Quinones will also serve ten years of post-released supervision. Quinones pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree rape and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.
Police are hunting for a man who allegedly raped a 19-year-old woman in Riverside Park on Monday morning.
Residents are helping to look for the suspect, who police described as an Asian man between 45 and 55 years old. He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a green shirt with blue stripes.
The NYPD is asking the public for assistance in locating two men who are wanted in connection with a sexual assault in East Harlem on Thursday morning.