Police used the Find My iPhone app to help them track a man they say sexually assaulted a jogger in Central Park on Monday night around 10:30. The stolen cell phone led them to the Bronx where they arrested 26-year-old Forest Richardson, according to the Daily News.
He is accused of putting the woman in a bear hug as she walked through the park near 110th Street on the East side, then threatening to cut her throat if she screamed. He groped her and pulled down her pants, but “couldn’t perform” and ran off with her phone, police told the News.
Richardson had previously been arrested for other assaults and sex crimes, according to the Daily News. We have an inquiry into the DA’s office to determine which of those arrests have resulted in convictions. In 2014, he was initially charged with rape, assault and unlawful imprisonment, according to the News, but eventually pleaded guilty to third-degree assault.