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DESPICABLE Woman Reports Rape in Central Park Stan Honda, AFP / Getty Images

Woman Reports Rape in Central Park

A 73-year-old woman said she was beaten and raped in New York’s Central Park on Wednesday in broad daylight, and police said Thursday afternoon they had a "person of interest" in custoy. The woman told police that she was watching birds near the John Lennon memorial at Strawberry Fields when a man asked her, “Do you remember me?” before allegedly sexually assaulting her at 11 a.m. and stealing her purse as he left. She said she thinks the attacker is the same man whom she saw masturbating about a week ago in a more isolated part of the park. A fellow birdwatcher told reporters he found the woman around 11:30 a.m., after noticing a pair of legs sticking out along a path.

September 13, 2012 1:05 PM