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43-year-old man with 25 prior busts arrested for raping NYC jogger, is suspect in two other sex offenses: sources

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Carl Phanor

According to police and law-enforcement officials, a homeless guy who had been wanted for two sex offenses and had at least 25 prior busts was detained in connection with the rape of a jogger in the West Village on Thursday. He was charged in all three incidents.

Several hours after the assault, which happened at Pier 45 about 5:30 a.m., Carl Phanor, 29, was apprehended at the Port Authority bus station, according to the sources.

He allegedly seized a 43-year-old lady from behind as she jogged in Hudson River Park, choked her, and sexually attacked her before robbing her, leaving her without shoes and with blood pouring from her face and elbows, according to a witness who called 911.

Carl Phanor
NYPD

He was accused of engaging in predatory sexual assault, grand theft, rape, and credit card fraud.

Charges were also brought against Phanor for two earlier assaults on city women, one from late March and the other from early October.

Sources claim that Phanor had been arrested at least 25 prior times before the sex crime arrests, mostly for assault, petit larceny, drug possession, and drug selling. Of those arrests, seven were sealed.

As he was led by investigators out of the NYPD’s Special Victims Division in Lower Manhattan on Thursday night, he declined to respond to inquiries from media.

Carl Phanor
NYPD

Police found him after he attempted to purchase a bus ticket at the Port Authority and used stolen credit cards to pay for $39 worth of Red Bull energy drinks at a Target in Midtown, according to sources.

Following his alleged March 27 attack on a woman who was out running near West and Clarkson streets, police announced in April that they were looking for the fiend.

Around 6 a.m., the suspect, who was riding a bike, approached the woman while she was jogging on Pier 40, pushing her to the ground, choking her, and sexually assaulting her before stealing her cell phone and fleeing, according to police.

He was successful in taking her wallet and cell phone, and later used her credit cards to make a purchase at a tobacco store on First Avenue, according to the police.

Joggers Park
Source: Paul Martinka

The jogger was allegedly snatched from behind on Thursday near West and Christopher streets by Phanor, who was most recently staying at a Manhattan homeless shelter, and choked her until she passed out before knocking her to the ground, raping her, according to police.

Before fleeing on a Citi Bike, he took her wallet, bank card, telephone, and headphones, according to police and sources.

“She was in workout clothes but they were kind of torn up, they were dirty, she wasn’t wearing any shoes, she was just wearing one sock,” said Gabrielle Sumkin, 23, who was out for a run when she came across the woman standing on the path, and called 911.

“This woman seemed like she was legitimately very hurt and it was clear that something had happened to her,” the Greenwich Village resident told The Post.

Hudson River Park
Source: Paul Martinka

“She was just kind of saying ‘I need help, I need help.’”

Cops from the Port Authority Police Department later spotted the suspect, who’d shaved his eyebrows, and took him into custody, sources said.

“A lot of questions are going to be asked” about who was looking for the suspect between the attacks, a source noted. He had multiple I-Cards, or notifications to cops to arrest a suspect if they’re seen, out in his name and it’s not clear why cops didn’t bust him after the first two assaults.

In the March instance, Phanor was charged on Thursday with strangulation, predatory sexual assault, criminal sex act, and robbery with a sexual motive. In the case from October, he was charged with robbery and grand larceny.

The uncanny similarity of the three early-morning assaults demonstrates that the suspect applied the same strategy in each of the attacks.

At least 25 other times had Phanor been caught before, most recently in December 2019 in Manhattan for allegedly taking a box of KIND granola bars from a Midtown Walgreens. In that case, he received a time-served sentence.

Prior to that, according to court documents, he was arrested for drug possession and having burglary tools in October 2019 and entered a plea of guilty at his arraignment under the condition that he complete a program. Two bench warrants were issued in his name in January 2020 as a result of his failure to appear on required compliance dates, according to the records.

According to court records, the suspect has no active criminal cases in New York outside the ones in which he was accused on Thursday.

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