A “violent” sex offender raped a woman outside his group home on Wards Island — leaving her with bruises on her face and body, The Post has learned.
Police found the victim, 61, in Wards Island Park just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, walking half-naked with a bloody T-shirt that was ripped in half.
The woman had severe swelling to her face and bruises all over her back, according to cops and a graphic photo obtained by The Post.
William Manning, 35, was arrested and charged with rape, sexual assault and criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Manning, who gave an address for a Wards Island group home run by the Manhattan Psychiatric Center, was designated a “sexually violent offender” by the state after a sex abuse conviction from 2014 in which he choked and beat a 22-year-old stranger, records show.
The felon served four of his five-year sentence in prison and was on parole until 2024, prison records show.
“These are the types of clients we house in our shelters that do stuff like this and come back [from prison] and live in our facilities,” said a police source with the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
“Shelters can’t be a safe haven if we have people like this doing heinous and nefarious stuff. The commissioner has failed us heavily.”
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