The man accused of raping a 22-year-old woman in Central Park on Tuesday was found, but won’t be facing charges, police said.
The Manhattan Special Victims Unit questioned the suspect, who goes by the name of “Golden,” on Tuesday night, reported NBC New York.
The woman met the man on Monday while riding the train in Brooklyn. The two became friendly and spent a couple of hours in Times Square before parting ways and meeting again before heading to Central Park.
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The alleged victim said she was walking with a man she met hours earlier near East 74th Street when the he groped her, pushed her down and proceeded to rape her, according to police.
She said she escaped her attacker and he ran, dropping his cell phone on the way.
Police sources said they were able to track the suspect down through his phone number, but questioned the alleged victim’s account, which had a number of inconsistencies.