Elderly woman raped while bird watching in Central Park

NEW YORK -- Police say an elderly woman was raped in broad day light in New York's Central Park on Wednesday.

Investigators say the 73-year-old woman was raped while bird watching.

A college professor spotted the woman, lying face down in an area of the park known as Strawberry Fields. 

“I saw that her face was badly beaten,” said Eric Ozawa. “It was swollen her right eye was blackened, her forehead was swollen. She had bits of mulch on her face and mud. She told me that she had been raped.”

The woman told police her attacker was the same man she photographed masturbating in the park, earlier this month.

She said the guy confronted her when she refused to delete the pictures.

Police are still searching for the suspect.


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