‘He would not touch a child. He would never violate anyone,’ daughter says
The body of 80-year-old Robert Raynor was found in a hallway on the first floor of a building on 256 Corson Ave in Tompkinsville on the north side of the island at around 9.30am on Monday, according to law enforcement.
The death has been ruled a homicide; Mr Raynor was killed by blunt trauma to the head and torso, according to a spokesman for the office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Police confirmed that the phrase “I touch little girls” was written on his bare chest.
这 New York Post 报道 that “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” was written on his stomach, and “I touch” was inscribed on his right foot.
When reached by独立, an NYPD spokesperson said: “There are no updates at this time. This remains an ongoing investigation.”
Upstairs neighbour Isaac Williams said the phrases appeared to have been written using “black magic marker”.
Shakera McFadden, 32, is one of Mr Raynor’s daughters and lived with him in 北卡罗来纳 before he moved to Staten Island.
“My daddy never touched nobody. He never touched no little girls,“ 她说 根据 New York Post.
“He could barely move his arms, he could barely move legs. He could barely do anything,“ 她说.
“He ain’t no saint, but he ain’t no paedophile,”她补充道.
“That’s not my father,” Carolyn Whetstone, also a daughter of Mr Raynor, 告诉 New York Daily News from her home in North Carolina, referring to the messages written on his torso. “He would not touch a child. He would never violate anyone. He’s got daughters and granddaughters that he’s watched when he’s come to visit me… That’s not him. That’s not true.”
Mr Williams, 40, 告诉 New York Post that he was awoken early in the morning on Monday by a loud sounds in the apartment below.
“It was so loud, I could hear it over the air conditioner,” 40-year-old Isaac Williams told the paper. “I said, ‘What the hell are they doing down there?’ It was loud banging, like ‘boom, boom, boom.’ Like people were wrestling or someone was throwing somebody around.”
Mr Williams was able to go back to sleep, but later saw his neighbour’s body in the hallway when he came downstairs. The neighbour told the New York Post that Mr Raynor was only wearing pants, which were below his waist, and his arms were above his head. It looked as if he had been dragged.
According to police, Mr Raynor had cuts to his forehead, as well as two black eyes. Mr Williams said his nose also appeared to be injured.
The neighbour said the 80-year-old was frail and that he didn’t have any suspicions about improper behaviour from him.
根据 邮报, Mr Raynor had been arrested 24 次, but his criminal record didn’t show any signs of paedophilia and his name doesn’t show up in New York’s online registry of sex offenders.
Four out of the 24 arrests are unsealed. He was arrested twice in 1987 for assaulting his girlfriend, once in 1992 for another assault, and in 1996 for drug possession.