Police Release Sketch of Central Park Sexual Assault Suspect

A police sketch of the suspect who made recent headlines for attempting to rape a sunbather in Central Park has been released to the public.


The incident took place on Monday at about 1:30 p.m. in the Great Hill section of Central Park near West Drive and 104th Street.

The victim was a 21-year-old woman and at a press conference on Monday, NYPD Chief of Patrol John Chell described the suspect as a Black male in his 30s with a medium build, standing about six feet tall with curly hair and last scene wearing a light colored shirt and shorts.

The suspect reportedly exposed himself to the victim before tackling her to the ground. He fled the scene by foot and later on Monday, police launched a massive stakeout canvassing the entire park while deploying recently approved NYPD drones.

Unfortunately, no cameras have revealed surveillance photos and police have not located any witnesses besides the victim herself.

Anyone with relevant information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by sending a direct message to @NYPDTips on Twitter.


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