New York City, NY – A traumatized actress from Tribeca shared her rape story, noting how she looked into directly into the man’s eyes and begged him repeatedly to stop. The unidentified woman pleaded with her attacker and asked him how he could rape her, asking if he had a sister and a mother. The convicted felon reportedly stated her during the rape that his mother and sister were dead and told her to shut up.
The 21-year-old actress escaped from the registered sex offender about 30 minutes into the rape attack, and ran screaming naked through the Hudson River Park. Alleged attacker Jonathan Stewart was later arrested in lower Manhattan near the park, according to New York Daily News.
The young Tribeca woman stated during the interview that she was sitting along the Hudson River Park around 5 am on Saturday, in a reflective mood. The 25-year-old alleged rapist approached her as she was sitting on a bench. Jonathan Stewart was reportedly released from prison in 2011 and is a Level III sex offender. The New York City actress maintains her attacker sat down next to her and started a conversation about her iPhone, according to the Daily Mail.
Sensing danger after noticing his bloodshot red eyes, she got up and started to walk out of the lower Manhattan park. She reports she as then dragged into some bushes where she was choked, beaten, and ultimately raped.
After managing to free herself from the attacker, she ran screaming until she encountered two Parks Department officers and told them about the physical attack. The officers immediately put out a description of the man on their handheld radios. Stewart was picked up a short time later by NYPD policemen and arrested on rape charges. The accused attacker finished serving a seven-year sentence in 2011 for robbing and assaulting another woman.