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Police: Albany Man Arrested In Groping Of 9-Year-Old Girl In East Village

Rene Otero, 52, Is Charged With Sex Abuse, Endangering The Welfare A Child
A surveillance photo of a man wanted for groping a 9-year-old girl in the East Village last month. (Credit: NYPD)

A surveillance photo of a man wanted for groping a 9-year-old girl in the East Village last month. (Credit: NYPD)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An Albany man has been arrested in connection with last month’s groping of a 9-year-old girl in the East Village, police said.

Rene Otero, 52, has been charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare a child in the April 14 incident.

Otero is accused of walking up behind the girl and grabbing her buttocks, police said.

Police had released surveillance photos and a sketch of the suspect.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to search for a suspect accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in Queens last week.

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