David Mitchell Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Raping a Woman in Central Park

Press Release

On October 16, 2013, David Mitchell was sentenced to 30 years in state prison and ten years of post-release supervision for raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park in 2012; the defendant was indicted on October 9, 2012. On October 1, 2013, David Mitchell pleaded guilty to the top count in the indictment against him, Rape in the First Degree – as well as Sexually Motivated Robbery in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree, for a separate incident that occurred weeks earlier in Central Park. The same indictment charged Mitchell for attacks on two other women on the Upper West Side on the same day, as well as for a separate incident in Central park that occurred weeks earlier.