73-year-old woman found on NYC Central Park path reports rape
NEW YORK (AP) - A 73-year-old birdwatcher says she was raped on Wednesday in Central Park, possibly by a man angered because she photographed him exposing himself there.
The woman told investigators the man asked, "Do you remember me?" before attacking her about 11am (11pm, Singapore time) near the park's tranquil Strawberry Fields that serves as a memorial to John Lennon, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said at a news conference.
The woman, who regularly visits the park to watch birds, said she thinks the assailant was the same man she photographed masturbating about a week ago in another, more isolated part of the park, police said.
She said he demanded she delete the image before they went their separate ways. Police said that initial encounter wasn't reported.