Bronx Man Accused of Rape in Manhattan Park: Police | NBC New York

Bronx Man Accused of Rape in Manhattan Park: Police

Police say the suspect met the woman on a Brooklyn-bound subway train

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    Bronx Man Accused of Rape in Manhattan Park: Police
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    The woman told police she was raped inside Riverside Park.

    A 26-year-old man was charged Saturday morning with raping a young woman he escorted into a Manhattan park after meeting her on the subway, police said.

    Anthony Camilo, a Bronx resident, met the 24-year-old woman aboard a Brooklyn-bound F train and suggested they get off the train and wait in Riverside Park for a friend who would give her a ride to Brooklyn, investigators said.

    Once inside the park, Camilo allegedly began to choke her and force her to the ground.

    The woman told police that he then raped her and fled when she managed to scream for help.

    Police canvassed the park, looking for a suspect described by eyewitnesses. They apprehended Camilo at about 12:20 a.m. in the park, near West 70th Street.

    Camilo was charged with rape, strangulation and two counts of sexually motivated assault, police said.

    There no information indicating he had obtained a lawyer who could comment on his behalf.

    The woman was treated for her injuries at Mount Sinai West hospital.

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