Matias Reyes was born in 1971 and from New York. He is a Serial Rapist and American Criminal. Furthermore, he is popularly known for Raping and attempted murder of Trisha Meili in the North Woods of Manhattan’s Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989.
Moreover, Trisha Meili was a former Investment Banker and Motivational Speaker. In fact, this case is popularly known as the “Central Park Jogger Case”. Earlier, in 1988 he committed his first crime and reared a woman and later Reyes abused a lady in the pews of a 90th Street church.
On April 19, 1989, Matias Reyes raped a woman named Trisha Meili and this incidence took place at the North Woods of Manhattan’s Central Park. In fact, he attacked and raped her 26 years old Trisha Meili.
However, this incidence left her in a come for 12 days and she was 18 years old during that time. In 1990. the police arrested Raymond, Korey, Yusef, Kevin and Antron and charged with Sexual abuse, Rape, Riot, Assualt, and Attempted Murder.
After there arrest Korey made a number of statements on his own and except him, all other four confessed to a number of the attacks committed in the park that night.
Kevin and McCray gave their statements in the presence of their respective Parents. Furthermore, they were accused of rape, attempted murder, robbery, riot, and sexual abuse. In fact, they were charged based only on a confession that they told were forced and false.
How Matias Reyes Confessed about Raping Trisha Meili
Firstly, Matias met Korey Wise in the prison and once they even fought of TV and again in 2002 they encountered each other in the Auburn Prison Yard. However, Matias felt guilty for his crime and Korey Wise was still held in the prison for the crime which he never committed.
In the year 2002, Matias Reyes confessed of Raping Trisha. Moreover, he was already serving a life sentence in prison and after he revealed that he was the man behind this incidence and his DNA also matched with rape kit of the Jogger. Later, all the teenagers released then and in 2003 they sued New York City for Malicious Prosecution, Emotional Distress, and Racial Discrimination.
In 2014, the city concluded the case for $41 Million USD in damages from New York State in the New York Court of Claims.
Recently, Teenager’s life story was featured in Netflix’s miniseries called “When They See Us” and Ava DuVernay is the director, Writer, and Creator and this story are based on True Event and this series revolves around five Afro-American teenagers who got convicted of a rape they never committed.
The other main cast of the series are:
- Vera Farmiga as Elizabeth Lederer
- Jovan Adepo as Antron McCray
- Jharrel Jerome as Korey Wise
- Aunjanue Ellis as Sharon Salaam
- Bryan Terrel Clark as Ortega
- Omar J. Dorsey as Elombre Brath
- Marquis Rodriguez as Young Raymond Santana
- John Leguizamo as Raymond Santana Jr.
- Asante Blackk as Young Kevin Richardson
- Reginald L. Barnes as NYPD Officer Harmon
- Justin Cunningham as Kevin Richardson
- Marsha Stephanie Blake as Linda McCray
- Ethan Herisse as Yusef Salaam
- Kylie Bunbury as Angie Richardson
Matias Reyes Age
How old is he? was born in 1971 and from New York and he is 48 years old as of 2019. Furthermore, there is not much information about his father, mother, and siblings.
Matias moved to New York City at a very young age along with his parent and according to his school report he had IQ of the Seventies and he was Emotionally Disturbed too. Later, Matias once also admitted that he was Sexually molested as a Child.
In fact, he killed a pregnant mother of three and her children and he also assaulted more than ten women and also killed on them. Earlier, he was working as a clerk in upper Manhattan and his financial condition was not so good and he used to sleep in a Van.
Estimated Net Worth of Matias Reyes is under review. He stands 5 feet 8 Inch tall and weighs around 85 KG.