Apologetic rapist drags woman into Forest Pk. – QNS.com

Apologetic rapist drags woman into Forest Pk.

Police say a woman was raped last week near Forest Park.
By Howard Koplowitz

A 29-year old woman was raped in a wooded area near Forest Park last week, police said.

The woman, whose identity was not released, was walking at around 2:55 a.m. Sept. 24 when a man forced her into a wooded area and raped her, police said.

The suspect was described as a black man wearing dark clothing and a bandana, police said.

A neighbor of the victim said nobody on the block was aware that the rape had occurred.

“Obviously she didn’t scream out … so nobody was aware that anything happened,” the neighbor said.

The neighbor criticized police over what she contended was not enough publicity about the case.

“Obviously the police have a description of the rapist, so why not put it out there?” she asked.

The neighbor said she was given a more complete description of the attacker from police — that he was a black man, about 6-foot-4-inches with cornrows and a goatee.

She said police also told her the rapist “apologized to [the victim] before raping her.”

Police said there have been no arrests in the case as of Monday.

Reach reporter Howard Koplowitz by e-mail at hkoplowitz@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-229-0300, Ext. 173.

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