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Man arrested, charged in rape of woman in Brooklyn park: officials

Posted: 1:35 PM, Aug 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-07 13:35:56-04

EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man was arrested Wednesday and charged after he allegedly raped a woman in a Brooklyn park

The woman was walking home early Saturday near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Linden Boulevard in East New York when she was approached by a man who tried to start a conversation with her, police said.

The 26-year-old woman walked into the nearby Linden Park to get away from the man, but he followed her, police said.

That’s when Kenton Degale, 31, allegedly raped the victim, before fleeing.

During a Wednesday afternoon update, Assemblyman Charles Barron and local officials announced the suspect had turned himself in.

Barron acknowledged that when the community works together, they will prevail.