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Man Who Preyed on Women in Central Park Arrested, NYPD Says

By Trevor Kapp | February 2, 2017 11:15am
 Shaiquisse Mont, 20, has been charged in connection with a series of recent attacks on women in Central Park recently.
Shaiquisse Mont, 20, has been charged in connection with a series of recent attacks on women in Central Park recently.
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CENTRAL PARK — A Harlem man has been charged for a string of recent attacks on women in Central Park — including an assault on an 80-year-old and another who he demanded perform a sex act on him, the NYPD said.

Shaiquisse Mont, 20, has been linked to three attacks that occurred in the park in just over a week this month, following a joint investigation by the Special Victims Unit and Central Park precinct detectives, according to authorities.

Mont first struck Jan. 19 when he put a 26-year-old woman in a headlock and threw her to the ground near the corner of West 106th Street and West Drive about 3:45 p.m.

When the woman told him she didn’t have any money, he pulled his pants down and demanded she perform a sex act on him, the NYPD said. The woman screamed and Mont fled with her iPhone, they added.

On Jan. 27, he attacked a 38-year-old woman wearing a hearing aid, throwing her to the ground inside the park just after noon. She pretended to be deaf, and Mont told her, 'I'm sorry,' before fleeing empty-handed, police sources said.

About 15 minutes later, he slugged an 80-year-old woman in the head on West 106th Street and West Drive before making off with her iPhone, police said.

None of the women were seriously hurt in the incidents, according to officials.

Mont, who has no prior arrests, has been charged with robbery, assault and attempted criminal sex act.

He was awaiting arraignment Thursday.