A good Samaritan reportedly spotted him abusing the 2-year-old girl and alerted a Parks Department employee, who called the police. Carroll was watching the child for a few minutes. During that time he inappropriately touched the girl and exposed himself.
The girl’s mother asked him to take the little girl to the park instead. Carroll told police he’d been arrested once before for a similar incident with a child, but that he didn’t commit a sexual assault previously. He has admitted to the sexual assault but has pleaded not guilty.
The defendant is charged in New York State Supreme Court with two counts of Predatory Sexual Assault against a Child.
“This attack on a 2-year-old girl in one of New York City’s most heavily-trafficked parks was brought to the attention of law enforcement by two good Samaritans,” said District Attorney Vance. “New Yorkers must protect one another and alert authorities immediately when they see something suspicious, particularly involving a young child.”
According to the indictment and statements made on the record in court, on September 24, 2013, CARROLL sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl left in his care in a bathroom stall located in Riverside Park near West 74th Street and the Hudson River Promenade. Two park goers witnessed suspicious behavior inside the bathroom and, along with other bystanders, called 911. NYPD officers responded and arrested the defendant.
Assistant District Attorney Robert Hettleman, Chief of the Child Abuse Unit, is handling the prosecution of this case with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Caroline Rubens, under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Audrey Moore, Chief of the Special Victims Bureau, and Executive Assistant District Attorney Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief of the Trial Division.
District Attorney Vance thanked members of the NYPD’s 20th Precinct, including Officer Anthony Giambra.
JASON CARROLL, D.O.B. 6/25/1983
New York, NY
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