Flushing, N.Y. – A man was arrested Friday after allegedly raping a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulting another at popular Kissena Park in Flushing, Queens.
The first victim, a 54 year old woman, was taken to a wooded area of the park and raped around 11:00 p.m. Wednesday night. The victim was also robbed.
Approximately a half hour later, a 17 year old female jogger was threatened with a knife and forced to perform a sex act.
The attacks took place near Main Street and 56th Avenue, in an area known as the Kissena Park Corridor.
On Friday, police noticed a man drinking from a water fountain in the park who matched the first victim’s description of her attacker. Police arrested the 30 year old man but have not yet released his name. Charges are pending.
By Patti Neda