Sunday, June 26, 2011

Man Charged In Statutory Rape Of 15-Year-Old In Central Park's Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields in Central Park near 72nd Street, was cordoned off for much of the day while police investigated an alleged statutory rape early Sunday morning law enforcement sources told A Walk In The Park. Police were seen checking for finger prints on park benches.


A man was arrested for statutory rape in Central Park's Strawberry Fields Sunday morning sources said.

The suspect, Matthew Woods, 27, was charged with third-degree rape for the alleged 6:15 a.m. incident near 72nd Street and Central Park West, according to DNAinfo.

Sources said the 15-year-old victim said the sex was consensual. It is not clear how the suspect and alleged victim know each other.

The area was cordoned off for much of the day while police investigated.

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Central Park's Strawberry Fields Scene of Statutory Rape Arrest
DNAinfo - June 26, 2011 - By Tom Liddy

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