crimes and misdemeanors

Woman Raped in Hudson River Park

A 21-year-old woman was assaulted this morning by a homeless man who, after reportedly trying to “make small talk,” punched her in the face and dragged her into the bushes, where he raped her.  The attacker, 25-year-old Jonathan Stewart, then fled the scene, though he was quickly arrested and charged after the victim described him to the police.