UPDATE 9/13: Suspect reportedly in custody
It’s a pretty horrific story, and NYT’s City Room blog just posted an update with additional details and a bizarre twist.
You can read the full story at NYT.com — frankly, it’s pretty fucked up.
The woman, 73, had apparently witnessed and photographed a man masturbating in the park about a week-and-a-half ago.
He confronted her and unsuccessfully tried to take her camera.
Police are saying that same man is the one who attacked and raped her earlier today, apparently first asking her “Do you remember me?”
The alleged attacker is described as “white and clean shaven, with a Russian accent and in his 40s or 50s.”
I’m heading out in a bit and probably won’t be able to update this story until tomorrow. I’m sure there will be an avalanche of news about this by then.
H/t to MUW reader Hillary
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