Who is Elvis Nina Pichardo? Ex-convict, 40, tried to rape 3 women in one hour at NYC park

Elvis Nina Pichardo was arrested for trying to assault 3 women in a Manhattan park, including a victim who was hospitalized after he nearly raped her


                            Who is Elvis Nina Pichardo? Ex-convict, 40, tried to rape 3 women in one hour at NYC park
Elvis Nina Pichardo was previously convicted of aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse in 2008 (Wikibioage)

MANHATTAN, NEW YORK CITY: A man who was arrested on July 23, 2021, for allegedly attacking three women in an Upper Manhattan Park, has been found to be a former convict who served time for a similar crime. Elvis Nina Pichardo had reportedly threatened to sexually assault two women at the Inwood Hill Park as well as hitting another woman with a tree branch, before trying to rape her. All the attacks took place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021, within a span of one hour. 

The 40-year-old Bronx resident also entered a medical spa later in the night on Wednesday, July 23, where he allegedly exposed himself and "desecrated the front door". In the past, Pichardo was found guilty of attacking and sexually abusing an 18-year-old girl in Waco, Texas. The incident happened in 2007 and he was convicted of the crime the following year. He had been serving his sentence since 2008 till his release two months back on May 6, 2021. Statistics released by New York Police Department show that there had been 2,489 sex crimes already this year in the city, with a spike of 24.3 percent over last year. A recent incident we covered was about Tyshaun Holloway, an ex-convict who hit an NYPD cop's head with a bottle. Earlier this year, another convict, Marcus Goodman, carjacked a teen girl at gunpoint 20 minutes after leaving prison, he was however, sent back to jail.

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Elvis Nina Pichardo crimes

The series of attacks in the Manhattan park started around 11:21 am, when a man, now believed to be Pichardo, allegedly punched a 24-year-old woman in the face. According to New York Daily News, he further threatened to rape her, saying, "I want to take you into the park and rape you. I have a condom." The suspect also looted the victim's iPhone, Apple Watch and earbuds. 

Around 20 minutes later, the suspect approached a 40-year-old woman walking her dog in the park and threatened to kill the animal. Similar to the first attack, he further threatened to sexually assault her. However, he fled the scene as the woman screamed for help. The third attack took place just before noontime at 11.57 am when a 44-year-old woman walking her dog was smacked in the face with a tree branch. As she lost consciousness from the blow, the suspect allegedly took her pants off. He fled soon after she regained consciousness. The victim was later spotted by a good Samaritan who found her with bruises on the head and face. She also stated that she might have been sexually assaulted. The woman was later escorted to Harlem Hospital for treatment.  

Pichardo was arraigned on July 24, 2021, with charges of attempted rape, attempted criminal sexual act, sexually motivated assault, menacing, robbery, and public lewdness. He was originally brought in on a separate charge of public lewdness in Chinatown. 

In the 2007 incident, Pichardo was reportedly carrying a box-cutter when he attacked the 18-year-old girl. He was convicted of aggravated kidnapping and sexual abuse, and sentenced to more than a decade of prison time. 

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