Suspect Charged in Central Park Rape

    City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, along with other elected officials, join advocates in the fight against violence on women, at a news conference on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at Central Park in New York. Investigators took a man in for questioning Thursday in the reported rape in broad daylight of a 73-year-old birdwatcher who was found battered and bloodied in a wooded area near one of Central Park's most popular spots. No arrests had been made and the investigation continues.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    David Albert Mitchell, 42, was arraigned early Friday for the alleged rape of a 73-year-old woman in Central Park earlier in the week. Mitchell, who has a rap sheet dating back decades, has not confessed, but was picked out of a lineup by the victim. “I attacked no one,” Mitchell said as he was led in shackles into the police station. The victim, a bird watcher, was found Wednesday around 11:30 a.m. after allegedly being raped in broad daylight by a man she suspects she had seen masturbating in the park before.

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