Jonathan Stewart Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison for Raping a Woman in Hudson River Park

Press Release

On September 30, 2013, Jonathan Stewart was sentenced to 35 years in prison and 25 years of post-release supervision after the defendant pleaded guilty on September 9, 2013, to Rape in the First Degree and Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in Hudson River Park on September 22, 2012. The victim was sitting on a bench inside the park near West Street and Harrison Street when Stewart approached her and started talking to her; when the victim tried to walk away, Stewart physically assaulted her, dragged her to a nearby area, and raped her.