Man Indicted in Central Park Rape

Manhattan prosecutors have accused David Mitchell of assaulting the woman in broad daylight on Sept. 12

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    Central Park rape suspect David Mitchell spits at reporters as he walks to the police car after his arrest.

    New York City prosecutors say a grand jury has voted to indict a drifter on charges he sexually assaulted a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park.

    The indictment naming David Albert Mitchell was announced in court on Wednesday without the defendant there. The 42-year-old has been jailed since his arrest last week on rape and other charges.

    Rape Suspect Spits at Reporters

    [NY] Rape Suspect Spits at Reporters
    Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the violent sexual assault of a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park. Gus Rosendale has more.

    Manhattan prosecutors have accused Mitchell of assaulting the woman in broad daylight on Sept. 12. They say the attack occurred about a week after she photographed him exposing himself.

    There was no immediate response to a phone message left Wednesday with Mitchell's attorney.

    Central Park Rape Suspect Arrested

    [NY] Central Park Rape Suspect Arrested
    Police have arrested a man with a long criminal history in connection with the violent sexual assault of a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. Tracie Strahan reports.

    Authorities in West Virginia have said Mitchell was acquitted of a murder charge two decades ago and was considered a person of interest in another slaying that remains unsolved.

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