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NYPD: Suspect Charged In Queens Library Groping Incident

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have announced the arrest of a man accused of forcibly touching a teenage girl in a Queens Public Library.

Hector Troche, 56, of Astoria was arrested and charged with sex abuse, forcible touching and public lewdness for an incident last week.

The suspect was caught on surveillance video released by the NYPD.

Police announced his arrest Sunday following an ongoing investigation.

According to police, the suspect approached a 15-year-old girl, grabbed her crotch and exposed himself to her. The incident happened around 6 p.m. on March 4.

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