Police fear that a serial groper may be targeting women in Brooklyn. A woman was groped on Wednesday on 16th street in Park Slope, across the street from where another woman was groped fourteen months ago.
It’s the latest in a series of groping incidents in the borough — a man was busted last summer then another was sought in the fall.
Police said the victim, a 25-year-old woman, was walking up the stairs to the downtown “D” subway train platform at East Kingsbridge Road and Grand Concourse when she was approached from behind by the suspect.
Police said the suspect walked up behind the woman and grabbed her buttocks last Friday around 11:15 a.m. in Jamaica.
The 20-year-old woman, who authorities said was grabbed from behind, told police the suspect touched her breast and buttocks as she walked near Broadway.
She’s a fearless college student who bravely took on a subway groper! Shyane DeJesus turned the tables on him by not only fighting back, but also by snapping a picture of him.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and council member Jimmy Van Bramer held a news conference to bring attention to a sexual predator who has attacked women – and a 12-year-old girl – in Queens.
On Friday, the NYPD was canvassing Windsor Terrace, where another sex assault bumped the total to 20 in Brooklyn since March.
Martinez allegedly grabbed a woman from behind and groped her as she was walking near 36th Street and between Fourth and Fifth Avenues early Monday morning.
Police say Federico Chamorro Yax, 22, faces assault, sex abuse and forcible touching charges following two incidents.
Hernandez, 18, left the Special Victims Unit overnight moments after being charged in connection with the series of gropings.
An 18-year-old was apparently brought in from Queens on Monday night after a building superintendent on the Upper East Side tipped off police.
Authorities said the suspect attempted to assault a 21-year-old woman inside an apartment building around 4:35 a.m. on Sunday. Police believe the same man is connected to nine other sex abuse incidents.
The most recent incident took place Saturday night inside the subway station at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. It would be the 10th incident of its kind since January.
Officers are ramping up the search for the suspect after another incident this weekend. The latest assault occurred Saturday afternoon inside the 59th Street and Lexington Avenue subway station.