Friday, September 30, 1977

Rape Suspect’s Bail Will Not Increase – 19 Year Old Accused of Attacking Jogger in Park Remains Free

A State Supreme Court justice in Manhattan yesterday refused to increase the amount of bail for a man who was indicted on Monday on charges he assaulted, raped and sodomized one woman at knifepoint and attempted to rape another.
The suspect was released on Tuesday after posting $2,500 bail.

19-year-old Dean Mack was apprehended by the police on September 22 in Central Park where both of his alleged victims had been jogging. He was in possession of a knife when apprehended and identified by both victims. The woman he attempted to rape is an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. She escaped by telling Mack she was a police officer.

Robert Morgenthau personally appeared at the second bail hearing seeking $25,000 bail, but the Criminal Court judge set it at $10,000 bond or $2500 cash.

Excerpt from NYT 9/30/77

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