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Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014

"Central Park 5" Lawsuit Put on Hold

"Central Park 5" Lawsuit Put on Hold

A federal magistrate judge has put the decade-old Central Park jogger case on hold so the parties can work toward a settlement.

Thursday, Oct 17, 2013

Woman, 74, to Central Park Rapist: "Rot in Hell"

Woman, 74, to Central Park Rapist: "Rot in Hell"

A 74-year-old birdwatcher has told the ex-convict who raped her in Central Park that he's a "sexual terrorist."

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013

Drifter Pleads Guilty in Central Park Rape

Drifter Pleads Guilty in Central Park Rape

An ex-convict whose violent history terrified his West Virginia hometown admitted Tuesday that he raped a septuagenarian bird-watcher in New York's Central Park in a case that prompted calls for tougher...

Sunday, Jul 7, 2013

Shirtless Man Tries to Grope Woman Near Central Park: Cops

Shirtless Man Tries to Grope Woman Near Central Park: Cops

Police are searching for a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a Broadway understudy on her way home early Tuesday after a night of drinking at a midtown bar.

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013

Judge Blocks NYC from Ken Burns Film Footage

Judge Blocks NYC from Ken Burns Film Footage

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked New York City from getting footage gathered by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns in research for his movie about the five men exonerated in the Central Park jogger rape case.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012

More Victims in Central Park Sex Assault Case

More Victims in Central Park Sex Assault Case

New York City prosecutors say a drifter accused in the alleged rape a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park also groped two more women.

Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012

Man Indicted in Central Park Rape

Man Indicted in Central Park Rape

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.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2012

Central Park Rape Suspect Eyed in WV Slay

Central Park Rape Suspect Eyed in WV Slay

A drifter accused of brazenly raping an elderly woman in broad daylight in Central Park was a person of interest in a 2002 slaying in his home state of West Virginia, but investigators never had enough evidence...

Friday, Sep 14, 2012

No Bail for Central Park Rape Suspect

No Bail for Central Park Rape Suspect

A suspect in connection with the violent sexual assault of a 73-year-old birdwatcher in Central Park Wednesday was arraigned overnight Thursday, and is currently being held without bail, authorities said.

Friday, Sep 14, 2012

Central Park Rape Suspect Arrested

Central Park Rape Suspect Arrested

The 73-year-old birdwatcher who was violently sexually assaulted in Central Park has identified her attacker, a law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York.

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