50 Women Report Being Attacked in Central Park Incident

Investigators now say the reported number of women who were robbed, stripped or groped in last weekend’s annual Puerto Rican Day parade has risen from 6 to 50, with victims ranging in age from 14 to 40 years old. Police have arrested 16 men on charges of sexual abuse, robbery, and assault and are seeking an additional 16 perpetrators supposedly involved in the incident. Two young women from New Jersey plan to sue the city for $5 million each on charges that the police failed to help the victims.


Washington Post - 19 June 2000

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