Police have identified the suspect in the brutal daylight rape of a 73-year-old woman in New York’s Central Park as 42-year-old David Albert Mitchell.
Charges are expected to be filed after the victim picked Mitchell out of a line-up, according to ABC News’ New York station WABC.
It was not immediately clear if Mitchell had obtained legal representation.
The 73-year-old birdwatcher and photographer was in the park when she said the incident occurred around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday. According to media reports, the man approached the victim and said, “Do you remember me?” He then attacked her.
College professor and birdwatcher Eric Ozawa, 34, found the beaten woman in the park. He entered the park around 11:30 a.m. on 72nd Street near the park’s famed Strawberry Fields, designed as a memorial for John Lennon, who was killed at the nearby Dakota apartment building.