Homeless Man Arrested, Charged with Brutal Rape of Central Park Jogger

Homeless Man Arrested, Charged with Brutal Rape of Central Park Jogger


A homeless man was arrested and charged for the heinous rape of a 27-year-old woman who was jogging in Central Park on Thursday.

New York City police officers arrested homeless man Paulie Velez, 25, around 12:50 a.m. on Saturday for his alleged role in the reprehensible crime, the New York Post reports. Velez took off running from his mother’s home in Queens when authorities came looking for him, but he was ultimately corralled by police, the Post reports.

Velez allegedly choked the 27-year-old jogger out until she was unconscious and proceeded to rape her around 7:20 a.m. in Central Park, according to the Post.

In a Thursday briefing, New York Police Department (NYPD) Inspector Michael King said the victim was assisted by a

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