Police said they had arrested a man suspected of attempting to rape a 23-year-old woman in Forest Park Friday evening.
Richard Kassebaum, 42, of Howard Beach, was charged with attempted predatory sexual assault, attempted rape and sex abuse, police said. A police spokesman said Kassebaum also had a prior manslaughter conviction in 1990.
The victim was jogging through Forest Park when a man attacked her from behind and zapped her with a stun gun Friday evening, police said. The man attempted to rape her but was scared off by a couple and their dog who stumbled across them, a police spokesman said.
The jogger was taken to a hospital, where she was treated for injuries to her neck after the attack, police said.
Reach reporter Karen Frantz by e-mail at kfrantz@cn
©2013 Community News Group
By submitting this comment, you agree to the following terms:
You agree that you, and not TimesLedger.com or its affiliates, are fully responsible for the content that you post. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening or sexually-oriented material or any material that may violate applicable law; doing so may lead to the removal of your post and to your being permanently banned from posting to the site. You grant to TimesLedger.com the royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such content in whole or in part world-wide and to incorporate it in other works in any form, media or technology now known or later developed.