A 19-year-old woman reported being raped in Riverside Park around 96th Street Monday morning around 2:30 a.m. She was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital and was in stable condition, an NYPD detective told us. Police have not arrested anyone and said the investigation is ongoing.
Update: Geoffrey Croft of NYC Park Advocates wrote that the rape occurred by a tree adjacent to Dinosaur Playground, and that police were seen interviewing a “possible suspect.”
“The victim returned to the scene with detectives from the Special Victims squad at noon today where she was seen pointing to the location where alleged incident occurred. Detectives were seen taking photographs beside a large tree.”
In April, police released a sketch of a man who was suspected of trying to rape a woman in the park between 122nd and 125th streets (there is no evidence we know of suggesting that the two incidents are related).
We will update as we learn more.
Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Croft.