Elderly Man Found Dead in Apartment Building with ‘I Touch Little Girls’ Written on Chest
A Staten Island man was found dead in his home with the disturbing message ‘I touch little girls’ written across his chest as well as several other injuries.
The cause of death has yet to be determined and police say they do not know if foul play or an accident was involved
Police discovered 80-year-old Robert Raynor in the first floor hallway of a multi-family home in Tompkinsville on Monday morning.
The New York Post reported that Raynor had ‘I touch little girls’ written across his chest in black ink as well as ‘I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5’ on his stomach.
The words ‘I touch’ were written on his right foot, the Post reported.
Raynor had 24 prior arrests to his name, but no record of pedophilia and his name does not appear in the state’s online registry of known sex offenders
The New York Post reported the man had two black eyes and injuries on his forehead at the time he was found. WPIX-TV also reported he had injuries on his face. Authorities told the station it was unknown if the man’s injuries were the result of an altercation with another individual or if he incurred them during a fall.
SILive.com reported he also had an injury to his nose but police have not confirmed if the injuries were a result of an attack or if they were obtained in an accident, such as a fall.
The disturbing allegation found on Raynor’s chest do not seem to be backed up by the 80-year-old’s extensive rap sheet.
The Post reports he had 24 prior arrests to his name, but no record of pedophilia and his name does not appear in the state’s online registry of known sex offenders.
Only four of his two dozen arrest were unsealed, including two assaults against a girlfriend in 1987, a third assault in 1992 and drug possession rap in 1996, the Post reported.
The NYPD homicide division is handling the investigation and the city’s medical examiner is determining the cause of death.
The man’s cause of death is expected to be assessed and identified by the New York City Medical Examiner, according to police. In the meantime, authorities said his death is under investigation.