Cops: 2nd Brooklyn Groping Suspect Arrested While Watching Porn On Cell Phone

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with a string of sexual attacks that have been terrorizing women in Brooklyn.

Police say 32-year-old Joshua Flecha of Queens was picked out of a lineup after he was arrested Monday on drug charges. Flecha is accused of grabbing a woman’s breast near the F train in Sunset Park on May 7.

1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa with the details of the arrest

Police are questioning him in nearly 20 or more gropings of women in that area and believe he may be one of the men in six sketches of suspects that have been posted around Brooklyn.  Authorities believe up to four people may be responsible for the attacks.

Investigators say most of the victims were followed by their alleged attacker from a subway station.

Officers in Brooklyn arrested Flecha early Monday morning after police say they saw him acting suspiciously near some parked cars early in the morning on Greenwood Avenue and again on 17th Street.

Thinking he might be trying to break in to a car, police say officers approached Flecha and found marijuana on him. Officials said he was also holding a cell phone that was playing a pornographic video and his pants were unzipped at the time of his arrest.

According to authorities, a man matching Flecha’s description approached a 37-year-old woman on May 7th as she swiped her MetroCard at the 8th Avenue entrance to the F Line 7th Avenue and 9th Street subway station.  That suspect grabbed the woman’s breasts, exposed himself and masturbated.

“It’s frightening.  You know, it’s to a point where I don’t want to go out of my house any time past dark and I shouldn’t have to feel that way, Jamie Venezia told CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown.

“It makes me nervous. You know, being a new mother and it’s been going on for a while,” Lorena Blanca said.

When he was arrested, police said officers recognized him from one of the sketches of the Brooklyn suspects. Police say they will be doing additional lineups later today to see if Flecha is picked out as the suspect in any of the other attacks.

Police have found similarities in a half-dozen attacks that took place on the subway, the F line in particular, where women were attacked on the platform, walking up the stairs, or at the turnstiles.

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The NYPD released this compilation of sexual attackers in Brooklyn on Oct. 13, 2011. (credit: NYPD)

The sexual assaults began in March. At least 20 incidents have been reported in South Brooklyn.

Last week, police arrested 26-year-old Adolfo Martinez on charges of sex abuse in the 3rd degree for allegedly groping an 18-year-old woman in Sunset Park.

“These people have been out here for a while now and it’s time to fight back ourselves. So they’re fighting back and they’re catching them. So I hope they catch the other two,” Michelle Cook said.

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  1. I HATE ezPass Toll Hikes $12, its a shame says:

    IN ABOVE ARTICLE IT SAYS ” Thinking he might be trying to break in to a car, police say officers approached Flecha and found marijuana on him. Officials said he was also holding a cell phone that was playing a pornographic video and his pants were unzipped at the time of his arrest.”
    EXCELLENT job, NYPD. Drag an innocent guy’s name and face through the mud. Now get off your pork loins and find the real perpetrators.The police probably got the wrong guy. He wasn’t arrested on anything remotely resembling a sexual assault charge.

  2. MaryGrace says:

    There’s no way this is the ParkSlope Perv. Rapists, rape. Gropers, grope. He did none of these things.

    1. Rodin says:

      How do you know??? Know him?

      1. Rodin says:

        Yesterday it was a perv priest perp. Deniers and apologists thrive. Do you collect? What?

      2. MaryGrace says:

        Rodin, congratulations on being the board retard!

        1. Rodin says:

          Who are you, his personal assistant or the local psychic, holey Mary mother of gØd?

          I don’t see wagons circling for THIS social retard.

  3. Rodin says:

    Another loser bigot with nothing intelligent to offerNothing but asinine blather.

    1. Rodin says:

      Misplaced. Meant for Machismo!! below.

      “The areas hispanic population has greatly increased. They can’t control themselves.”
      October 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

      “…areas HAVE increased,” Macho Man. You’re the same sh¡t.

  4. PeopleAreSheep says:

    The police probably got the wrong guy. He wasn’t arrested on anything remotely resembling a sexual assault charge.

    Good job, NYPD. Drag an innocent guy’s name and face through the mud. Now get off your pork loins and find the real perpetrators.

  5. Rodin says:

    What pathetic losers! Grope? They can’t get it get it on with a woman in real life and aren’t up to rape. Can’t hit either end. Just groping and porn fantasies.

    A little “sensitivity training” and a little sex ed while doing their time, please.

  6. USUAL AS says:

    But pedophiles are usually not deSPICables, they are usually deHONKYables

    1. AS USUAL says:

      Facts are Facts. You don’t like the facts, that take out your deSPICable self.

    2. Rodin says:

      What do pedophiles have to do with groping (adult women)?

      1. No Logic, just hispano-idiocy says:

        Hispanic logic is all that one has to do with the other.

        1. Rodin says:

          You’re just as sorry a loser, bigot.

          1. AS USUAL says:

            Stupid deSPICables are too stupid to even follow simple logic. But that’s ok. We understand. You can’t help it. You’re born this way. It’s genetic.

  7. Bill says:

    Why has there been a SURGE in sex crimes lately????????????

    1. Jughead says:

      Who says there’s been a surge? The only surge is what’s being reported.

    2. Machismo!! says:

      The areas hispanic population has greatly increased. They can’t control themselves.

  8. Joe Park Slope Brooklyn says:

    Hopefully this guy Flecha is one of the men in the sex cases against the women in the attacks but he doesn’t resemble any of the sketches – the behavior described by officers at time of arrest may fit that mental profile, but I don’t think the rapist would be so bold. The real suspect sounds like someone is more methodical. Please lets get this man off the street!

    1. Emma says:

      No one ever resembles these sketches.

    2. Rodin says:

      “I don’t think the rapist….”

      No “rapist”” here, just a miserable, inept Sadsack misfit who can’t get it on.

  9. they are a waste of life says:

    ATleast now we know what they look like so we can find them at beat them close to death and then call police.Lets protect wives children and moms from these beasts

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