Monday, October 24, 2016

Girl, 15, Viciously Beaten In Bronx Park

Police at the crime scene this afternoon in Bronx Park at 213th Street off of Bronx Blvd where a 15-year-old girl was attacked early this morning on her way home. The attacker may have left her for dead.  (Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.


By Geoffrey Croft

A 15-year-old girl was found brutally beaten with extensive physical injuries in a Bronx park early this morning, NYC Park has learned. 

The high school student was returning from a friends house in Staten Island at approximately 4:20 am when she was accosted after getting off the No. 2 train.  She was dragged to a section of Bronx Park, at 213th Street and Bronx Blvd a few feet from the Bronx River where she was severely beaten.

Police say she was in and out of consciousness during the attack. 

The assailant "stomped on her head," broke her pelvis and knocked out several teeth according to police. 

Several hours after the attack the victim woke near the river and walked a bloack and a half to Gun Hill Road where a passer-by found her about 9:30 and took her to Montiofiore Hospital where doctors contacted police. 

Her head injuries are extensive and have caused memory loss, causing her to have trouble recollecting the traumatic events.

Police believe she fought back her attacker.

Bronx Special Victims Squad are investigating if she was sexually assaulted. 

At one point during the attack she woke up and saw a dark skinned man over her with his penis exposed according to a law enforcement source. 

She was "assaulted very dramatically," said Robert Boyce, Chief of Detectives said earlier today.

The attacker may have left her for dead a police source said.

Violent crime in parks continuous to soar rising twenty-five percent over the last year.  
The de Blasio administration continues to assert that park crime is, “rare.”

(Photos: Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates) Click on images to enlarge.

1 comment:

  1. I feel very very bad about her ordeal. My prayers are with her and family; Never the less I can't help asking my self the question: Why was a 15 year old girl walking alone at 4:30am in a very dangerous area. When are young girls use common sense and travel alone very late at night or early morning. Please parents advice your young daughters and sons to travel in groups, and if that is not possible and you stay out very late stay at your friends house, call a cab. This horrible crimes can be prevented if you use common sense. DON'T TRAVEL ALONE. AND DON'T WALK IN ISOLATED PLACES THAT MAKES YOU MORE VULNERABLE TO PREDATORS.