According to published reports, a man raped and robbed a 26-year-old woman who was jogging in East River Park around 7:30 Wednesday night.
The NYPD has now released photos and video of the suspect, who used the victim's credit card after the attack, which took place in the East River Park amphitheater near Jackson Street, according to media accounts.
Here is the video via Gothamist...
Surveillance of East River Park rape suspect by Gothamist
Emergency responders took the woman to Beth Israel, where she was treated and released.
Updated 7:47 p.m.
Thanks to numerous Crime Stoppers tips, the suspect has been identified as 28-year-old Paul Niles who is described as being 5’9″ and weighing 200 pounds.
Police sources tell PIX11 that Niles was last arrested for masturbating in front of a school.
Niles is now in police custody. He surrounded to police at a precinct in Queens, per reports.
Anyone with information that could help in the investigation is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). You may also submit tips online.