Boy, 16, Accused of Raping 60-Year-Old Woman on Park Path, Attacking Pregnant Woman Near Train Station
Police say the suspect allegedly attacked a pregnant woman walking near the train station and another woman on a park path
Police have arrested a teenager for allegedly raping a woman on a path in a Long Island park and trying to rape a pregnant woman as she walked home from the train. Pei-Sze Cheng has the story. (Published Monday, Sep 9, 2013)
Monday, Sep 9, 2013 Updated at 8:14 PM EST
Police have arrested a teenager for allegedly raping a woman on a path in a Long Island park and trying to rape a pregnant woman as she walked home from the train.
The 16-year-old Springfield Gardens boy was charged with rape, assault and strangulation for allegedly raping a 60-year-old woman last Monday, according to Newsday.
Authorities say the woman was walking alone along a trail near the park's Hendrickson Avenue entrance around 11 a.m. on Labor Day when she was attacked. Police say the victim was choked and beaten.
The suspect also was charged with the Aug. 12 attempted rape of a pregnant woman walking along Mill Road from the Valley Stream train station.
He was remanded without bail after his arraignment Monday.
He was represented by Legal Aid, which did not comment.
He faces up to 25 years in jail if convicted.
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