Suspect arrested in rape of woman dragged into Brooklyn park

December 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – A brazen rape in Brooklyn has led to the arrest of a suspect.

Police arrested 40-year-old Jason Lopez in Brooklyn Saturday and charged him in the Dec. 1 rape of a 20-year-old woman in Betsy Head Park in Brownsville.

Lopez is also charged with third-degree robbery for stealing the victim’s purse.

The 20-year-old woman was walking near the park around 2:20 a.m. when the man approached her and helped her get her drunk girlfriend into a cab, police said. 

He then offered to walk her home, but when she said no to sex, he grabbed her by the arm and dragged her into Betsy Head Park. 

Police say he raped the woman before stealing her purse and taking off.

Brownsville community leaders and residents held a rally at Betsy Head Park the next day to demand the mayor do more to keep women safe.