Breaking News, July 3, 2007
New York Police have reportedly arrested a man they say is responsible for five sexual attacks over four years in city parks, including the rape of a 15-year-old girl.
Alvin Henry, 30, was arrested Sunday a few weeks after the gunpoint rape of a 34-year-old woman in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, police said. After that attack, investigators announced they had linked the incident to three others in Baisley Park and Roy Wilkins Park in Queens.
According to the Daily News, Henry was a sprinter on Trinidad and Tobago’s 2000 Olympic team in Sydney.
On Sunday night, authorities said they had also linked the man to the rape on April 27 of a 15-year-old girl, who was attacked at 9 p.m. on a Friday inside Prospect Park, near an entrance.
The Queens resident was arrested on charges of rape, sexual misconduct and sexual abuse, police said. Information was not immediately available on whether he had a lawyer, and he did not have a listed phone number.
In Queens, Henry is accused in a rape and an attempted rape in the summer of 2003, as well as a rape on June 11 of this year, police said. The most recent Prospect Park incident occurred just four days later at around 1 a.m., when the woman was separated from a male companion by the attacker, police said.
Authorities said the three Queens attacks all occurred immediately after the victims left a male friend.