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Matias Reyes is a serial rapist, allegedly the only guilty person of rape in the Central Park rape case. Matias confessed his crime in prison in 2002.

Netflix’s original drama series, When They See Us showcases New York’s one o the worst rape cases, the Central Park Five. In 1989, five men were wrongfully convicted of raping a New York-based investment banker. The convicted rapist and murder among the Central Park Five is Matias Reyes.

Trisha Meili is the investment banker who was raped and assaulted at the Manhattan’ Central Park. She was brutally beaten and was left in a coma for over a week.

A group of five men was convicted for the crime. The five men were given a $41 million settlement for a false confession. Matias came forward after he met Korey Wise in prison. Korey Wise is among the Central Park Five. In 2002, Matias told to The New York Daly News of his crime.

Even before admitting to raping the investment baker in 1989, Matias was serving in prison in raping four other women.

Here are a few things you might want to know about Matias Reyes.

Matias Reyes Wikipedia and Nationality – Who Is Matias Reyes?

Matias Reyes became a popular face after the 1989 rape case of the New York-based investment banker, Trisha Meili. However, prior to the 1989 rape of Meili, Reyes had a number of sexual assault cases to his name. No wonder, Matias doesn’t have an official Wikipedia on the web.

However, there a few details about Matias on the web.

According to his bio on murderpedia.org, Matias Reyes was born in the year 1971. He is currently 48 years of age.

On 5 August 1989, Matias raped a woman, however, she escaped from him and ran for help. The incident led to the rarest of Matias. Around four living victims identified him as a psychopath and rapist. Eventually, in a plea bargain, Matias had to serve 33 years in prison.

During his 1991 sentencing, Matias punched his lawyer during his court hearing. Back then the federal judge recommended life in prison for Matias.

While speaking to a psychologist after his court action, Matias revealed some horrifying personal facts. According to Matias, his mother hold him for $400 at the age of two. And at the age of seven, some two older boys sexually abused him. He has no idea how his mother looks.

During an interview on ABC’s 20/20 in 2012, Matias revealed he left Miss Meili for dead on the Central Park, Manhattan. Though Matias admitted raping Meili, any matching DNA to Matias at the crime scene was never found.

Where is Matias Reyes Now?


The 48-year old serial killer Matias Reyes is still serving his time in prison. He is eligible for parole in August 2002. During the time of his imprisonment, Matias was 30 years of age.

As of June 2019, Matias served 18 years of imprisonment. By the time of his parole in August 2022, Matias will have served 33 years in prison. Matias is serving time in prison for raping around five women and one murder. The only woman Matias is convicted of murdering among his five victims is Gonzalez.