The girl was on Laurel Drive when a van slowly drove by her three times, police said.
Houshang Hakimi is charged with acting in a manner injuring a child less than 17 years old and failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.
The New York Police Department has released a sketch of the man who they say tried to lure a 12-year-old girl into his sport utility vehicle on 49th Street and Ditmars Boulevard on Wednesday.
Experts say it’s important to remind your child that just because they’re with friends doesn’t mean their safe. They should never go with anywhere with a stranger even if armed with friends.