Eric Adams adds $1K to reward in Prospect Park rape case

November 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is adding to the reward leading to the capture of a rapist who attacked a woman on a street near Prospect Park.

Adams added $1,000 to the $2,500 reward being offered by NYPD Crimestoppers, bringing the total to $3,500.

The 59-year-old victim was attacked early Sunday morning near Parkside Avenue and Parade Place in Prospect Park South, police said.

The woman was parking her car around 4 a.m. when the pervert came up from behind and put her in a chokehold, knife in hand. 

The violent attacker threatened the woman with the knife, telling her he’d hurt her if she didn’t follow his demands, according to police.

He shoved the woman against a parked van and tried to rape her but wasn’t able to, so he dragged her behind a bench and raped her there, police said.

After raping the woman, he broke the window of a parked van and forced the woman inside, where he tried to rape her again, according to police.

He was unable to rape her a second time, so he held her in the van and stole $10 from her. 

He eventually told the woman to leave the area and then took off on foot down Parkside Avenue, police said.

The NYPD released surveillance images of the suspect on Monday. They said he’s a black man in his mid-20s to early 30s who was driving a Ford Econoline van with a green and white logo on its side.

A man who gave his name as Wilson told 1010 WINS' John Montone that this kind of brutality rarely happens in the neighborhood. 

"Everybody's worried about it," he said. "That's the world we're living in. We've got to be very careful when we go outside." 

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).