Who is Paulie Velez? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Victim, Suspect, Arrested, Investigation

Paulie Velez
Paulie Velez

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Paulie Velez, police officers have seized a homeless man in the shocking rape of a woman in Central Park.

Paulie Velez was captured at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, the New York Police Department said. He is now charged with rape, robbery, strangulation, assault, sexual abuse, and criminal possession of the stolen property, authorities said.

Age

Paulie Velez is 25-years-old.

Suspect Arrested

Police have caught a homeless man in the shocking rape of a woman in Central Park.

Paulie Velez, 25, was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Saturday, the New York Police Department said. He is now charged with rape, robbery, strangulation, assault, sexual abuse, and criminal possession of the stolen property, authorities said.

Velez, dressed in a knit hat, white T-shirt, jeans, and a black surgical mask, said nothing as police drove him out of the Fifth Precinct station to an unidentified car waiting early Saturday. He is expected to face trial in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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Velez allegedly approached the 27-year-old victim from behind while running down a path near the pond in the southeast corner of the park around 7:20 a.m. Thursday, placing her in strangulation until she lost consciousness and raped her, police said.

VĂ©lez was seen in black pants and shirts, wearing a black baseball cap and matching mask, when he entered a train station through an open emergency exit door, beating the fare, according to security images released by the NYPD.

Victim

The victim approached a bystander for help and was taken to a hospital, New York Police Inspector Michael King said in a briefing Thursday, adding that there would be more patrol cars in Manhattan park after the attack.

Just 25 minutes later, a man who was released from state prison earlier this week allegedly attempted to rape a 54-year-old runner on Randall’s Island, before he was startled by a passerby, sources said.

Registered sex offender Howard Shaw, 38, was charged in that attack.

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