Thursday, October 24, 2013

DA Announces Indictment Of Jason Carroll, 23, For Sexually Assaulting 2-Year-Old Girl In Riverside Park Bathroom

Jason Carroll, 23 of West 56th Street,  has been indicted for sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in the bathroom at Neufeld Playground in Riverside Park near West 75th Street on September 24th.

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.

Carroll reportedly told police his sister usually babysat for the child but was not available on that day, according to WCBS 880.

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. 


District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of JASON CARROLL, 23, for sexually assaulting a 2-year-old girl in a bathroom stall in Riverside Park last month. 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.
Defendant Information:

JASON CARROLL, D.O.B. 6/25/1983
New York, NY


·       Predatory Sexual Assault Against a Child, a class A felony, 2 counts

Read  More: 

Man Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Toddler In Riverside Park Playground Bathroom
A Walk In The Park -  September 25, 2013 - By Geoffrey Croft

WCBS 880 - October 24, 2013 -  By Irene Cornell 

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