Central Park Rape Victim: 'This Was a Revenge Attack'

73-year-old victim discusses the attack and alleged motives of her assailant.
3:00 | 09/14/12

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David Mitchell appeared before a Manhattan judge around midnight the 42 year old drifter is charged with rape being beating and robbing a 73 year old bird watcher in Central Park. We've -- her identity but the victim made it clear she won't let the attack keep her from returning to the park it's. Majestic is very soothing. I'm not going to stop nobody is going to take that pleasure away from me if there's just one animal. Police say Mitchell is a career criminal with a history of preying on elderly women. In the eighties in West Virginia he was charged with sex assault and the murder of an 86 year old woman. Later he served seven years in prison for the home invasion -- of the woman in -- seventies. And in Virginia he did another eight years for kidnapping. His latest victim says she and Mitchell first crossed counties in Central Park almost two weeks ago when she photographed him committing a lewd act in the ramble. In Wednesday's attack near strawberry fields the victim claims Mitchell wanted to get even missiles -- revenge attack. All I was doing was praying to stay alive. And on his way to central booking Mitchell reportedly said that he -- in it. But we're told when he was arrested he had at least one of the items. That was stolen from the victim we're live in lower Manhattan -- Gonzales channel seven Eyewitness News.

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