NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — An 80-year-old Staten Island man who was found beaten to death with “I touch little girls” written on his chest would never have touched a child or “violated” anyone, his daughter said Wednesday.
Police officers found Robert Raynor lying dead in the hallway on the first floor of a building on Corson Avenue in Tompkinsville around 9:30 a.m. on Monday.
Raynor not only had “I touch little girls” written on his chest, but also had “I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5” and “I touch” written on his stomach and right foot, respectively, the New York Post reported.
In an interview with the Daily News, however, Raynor’s daughter Carolyn Whetstone said the allegations written on her father's body were “not true.”
“That’s not my father,” the North Carolina resident told the outlet. “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 home to visit me,” she added. “That’s not him.”
Raynor had cancer, as well as arthritic knees, “so he didn’t have the physical ability to do that,” she told the outlet. The Staten Island man was “barely able to move” when Whetstone spoke to him last month, she added.
Raynor “was killed by blunt trauma to the head and torso,” the Post reported Wednesday, citing information from the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner.
The Staten Island resident was not a registered sex offender, the outlet reported. An investigation is ongoing.