A woman told police she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a man who accompanied her on a stroll through Central Park, authorities said.
The 35-year-old victim told cops that she was in the park with a female friend who introduced her to a male acquaintance around 9 p.m. on Monday, police said.
At some point the woman’s friend left the victim alone with the man, who walked with her for a while before attacking her at East Dr. and E. 109th St., police said.
The man allegedly pulled out a knife and began sexually assaulting the woman, she told cops.
The woman eventually stopped cooperating with investigators.
She was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital with bruising to the face and some missing teeth, police said.
No arrests have been made and the incident is still under investigation.