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July 17, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The woman known as the Central Park jogger--scarred, shaky of gait but steady of speech--made her first public appearance Monday, taking the witness stand to testify against three teen-agers accused of raping and attempting to murder her during a rampage that added the word "wilding" to the national vocabulary of violence. The 30-year-old investment banker used one hand to balance herself when she walked unsteadily up steps to the witness stand.
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June 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
The number of arrests climbed to 16 Friday in a string of attacks on women who were stripped and groped by gangs of young men in Central Park last weekend. Seven of the arrests took place on Friday. Police believe up to 60 men were responsible for the harassment, molestation and in some cases robbery of 47 women, ranging in age from 14 to 40, including four tourists. On Friday, police released 17 more photos of suspects, taken from amateur videotapes of the attacks.
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March 10, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A member of the Los Angeles "gangsta rap" trio Da Lench Mob has been arrested on suspicion of murder in a slaying last month at a bowling alley in the Athens area, authorities said Wednesday. Terry Gray, 24, who goes by the stage name T-Bone, is the second member of the hit rap group to be arrested on suspicion of murder since last summer. A Los Angeles Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said murder charges could be filed as early as today against Gray, who was arrested Tuesday.
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June 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Six more men were arrested Thursday in the attacks on women who were stripped and groped in Central Park last weekend. Investigators also said they now believe the attacks may have involved as many as 60 men. Previously, they had put the number at about 40. The number of possible victims has risen from 24 to 32 as more women have come forward. The arrests on Thursday brought the total number of men charged to eight, and Police Commissioner Howard Safir said more arrests are expected.
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June 13, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Police on Monday were investigating a series of assaults in which a group of men robbed, stripped and sexually abused five women in well-traveled parts of Central Park, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The daylight attacks followed Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
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October 6, 1989
A New York teen-ager indicted in last April's Central Park "wilding" rampage turned state's evidence and will apparently testify that several other youths bragged about their role in the rape of a woman jogger. In a 10-minute court hearing, Jermaine Robinson, 15, pleaded guilty to robbing a male jogger during the two-hour crime spree April 19.
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August 19, 1990 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 10 days of painstaking deliberations, a jury late Saturday found three teen-agers guilty of raping and assaulting a Central Park jogger in a case that added the terrifying word wilding to the national vocabulary of violence. The jury of 10 men and two women found Yusef Salaam and Antron McCray, both 16, and Raymond Santana, 15, guilty of rape and assault on the investment banker as she jogged in the park in April, 1989.
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July 6, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jurors shook their heads in disbelief as they viewed for the first time a photo of the female jogger who was raped, beaten and left for dead in Central Park. Jurors at the trial of three youths in state Supreme Court in Manhattan heard the doctor who treated the jogger describe how "it was close to a miracle that she survived" the April 19, 1989, attack. Antron McCray, 16, Raymond Santana, 15, and Yusef Salaam, 16, are being tried on 13 criminal counts, including attempted murder and rape.
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June 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police were accused Tuesday of being slow to respond when at least 16 women were attacked in Central Park over the weekend by gangs of young men who pulled their clothes off and groped them. Anne Peyton Bryant, a 29-year-old kick-boxing teacher in New York, was in-line skating when a group set upon her Sunday, trying to pull down her pants. Bryant struggled and the men ran off. "I skated over to an officer and told him I was attacked and that the crowd was out of control," Bryant said.
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August 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A jury in its eighth day of deliberations heard doctors and two of three youths on trial describe how a female jogger was nearly beaten to death during a gang rape in Central Park last year. Descriptions of her critical injuries and the gruesome way they were inflicted were contained in testimony read back at the request of the jury trying to reach a verdict on the attempted murder count.
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June 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police were accused Tuesday of being slow to respond when at least 16 women were attacked in Central Park over the weekend by gangs of young men who pulled their clothes off and groped them. Anne Peyton Bryant, a 29-year-old kick-boxing teacher in New York, was in-line skating when a group set upon her Sunday, trying to pull down her pants. Bryant struggled and the men ran off. "I skated over to an officer and told him I was attacked and that the crowd was out of control," Bryant said.
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June 13, 2000 | From the Washington Post
Police on Monday were investigating a series of assaults in which a group of men robbed, stripped and sexually abused five women in well-traveled parts of Central Park, one of the city's most popular tourist attractions. The daylight attacks followed Sunday's annual Puerto Rican Day parade.
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March 25, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Calling him a "dangerous monster," a judge sentenced a man to life in prison without parole for an eight-day rape, robbery and murder binge in New York City in 1996. John Royster Jr., 23, opted not to apologize to his victims or their families. Royster was convicted on 11 charges, including the murder of a store owner, in attacks on the women from June 4 to 11, 1996.
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February 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The Rev. Al Sharpton, defending himself in Poughkeepsie in a defamation case brought by a white prosecutor he accused of raping a black teenager, testified he had no reason to disbelieve her story. The black activist and two attorneys for Tawana Brawley, who was 15 at the time of the alleged attack, are being sued for defamation by a former county prosecutor, one of six white men she accused of raping her in upstate New York in 1987.
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December 3, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Tawana Brawley, breaking a decade of silence, insisted that she was kidnapped and raped by white attackers, even though a grand jury declared her story a hoax. "For 10 years they've been lying to you," Brawley told 600 people at a Brooklyn church. Her remarks came on the eve of opening arguments in a $150-million defamation suit against three advisors: Alton Maddox, attorney C. Vernon Mason and the Rev. Al Sharpton.
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June 22, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A day after the second of five men was acquitted in the alleged gang rape of a woman at a restaurant, New York's attorney general said he will drop the remaining cases. "I have arrived at this decision following a careful analysis of the two prior trials and the evidence currently available," Dennis Vacco said. The family of Krista Absalon, who testified in the two trials that she had been raped, also said she will not testify again.
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December 8, 1990 | From United Press International
The jury showed signs of progress Friday in the eighth day of deliberations in the Central Park jogger trial, turning its focus to the written confession of the second youth on trial for rape and attempted murder. For the first time, the jurors in a state court in Manhattan asked for evidence tied to Kharey Wise, 18, requesting his written confession about the night of random violence in Central Park on April 19, 1989.
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October 24, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kharey Wise stood up and faced two of his alleged victims, both men, in state Supreme Court in Manhattan but neither witness was able to identify him as part of the teen-age gang that attacked joggers and cyclists in Central Park. Both Wise, 18, and co-defendant Kevin Richardson, 16, are accused of being among those who attacked nine victims during the rampage, including a woman jogger who was raped and beaten April 19, 1989.
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September 25, 1995 | From Associated Press
The jogger, thin and muscular, ran through the darkness in Central Park early Sunday, keeping her head down as she passed the murder scene that has transfixed the city. One week earlier, at the same hour, in the same spot, Maria Isabel Monteiro Alves was killed. She was buried Sunday in Brazil. Unlike Alves, who was snatched off the road and beaten to death, this jogger had a police escort. A blue-and-white cruiser and an unmarked car trailed the jogger, a police officer herself.
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March 22, 1994 | Associated Press
Citing what he said was a series of legal blunders, the state attorney general asked a court Monday to reinstate rape charges against five men allowed to plead guilty to misdemeanors in a 1991 assault on an unconscious woman in a tavern. The men pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and were each fined $750. As part of a plea agreement, the original charges of first-degree rape, a felony carrying a sentence of up to 25 years in prison, were dismissed last June.
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