NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say they’ve cracked a cold case rape that took place in 1994.
A 27-year-old woman was walking through Prospect Park on an April evening when she was dragged into the bushes and raped.READ MORE: Back For Another Round: Republican Rob Astorino To Run For New York Governor In 2022
She gave cops a detailed description of her attacker, and DNA was collected, but no arrests were made.READ MORE: Harlem Subway Push Victim Randall Weaver Describes Scary Ordeal, 'There's A Lot Of Loonies Out Here Now'
Daily News columnist Mike McAlary was sued for libel after writing that the case was a hoax and that police sources questioned the victim’s story. The case was dismissed.MORE NEWS: COVID Vaccine Pop-Up Sites At Subway, Transit Hubs Target Commuters As FDA Approves Pfizer Vaccine For Children 12-15
Over 23 years later, Chief Of Detectives Robert Boyce said DNA had been matched to serial rapist doing 75 years to life in prison. He said the victim cried when detectives told her about the DNA match.