NEW YORK — Fifteen men were indicted Monday on riot, assault, sexual abuse, robbery and other charges stemming from daylight attacks in New York's Central Park in which more than 50 women were doused with water and sexually abused by roaming gangs of men.
The early-evening attacks, many of which were videotaped by people who were in the park, occurred after the June 11 Puerto Rican Day parade.
Some alleged victims said they were stripped of their clothes and groped by the men.
Thirteen of the men pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Supreme Court. Two others will be arraigned later this month. Police said 17 other suspects are still being sought, and another 12 have been arrested and are awaiting indictment.
The trial, originally set to begin in September, has been delayed because defense lawyers are seeking copies of about 40 videotapes of the assaults.
The defendants are due back in court Sept. 6.