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NYPD Makes Arrest In Morningside Park Sex Assault

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Police earlier released this surveillance photo related to an alleged sexual assault in Morningside Park on Oct. 9, 2011. (credit: NYPD)

Police earlier released this surveillance photo related to an alleged sexual assault in Morningside Park on Oct. 9, 2011. (credit: NYPD)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say they have made an arrest in a sexual assault that took place in in Morningside Park Sunday at around 6 p.m.

Authorities said Tuesday night that 19-year-old Jason Harris was arrested and charged with criminal sex act in the 1st degree.

Police had released surveillance video earlier Tuesday in the hope that someone would recognize the individual and alert authorities.

Meanwhile, the New York Police Department is out in force hunting the serial groper – or gropers – who have attacked at least a dozen women in Brooklyn.

Watch surveillance video of the suspect below:

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