Commuters and especially women were on edge at the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway station after police said a man sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl.
The two enhanced and very clear photos from the surveillance system has given police and the public hope that they’ll soon catch the suspect.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s office announced the arrest of Anthony Barham, 46. He faces charges including kidnapping, sexual assault and making terroristic threats.
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.
The suspect demanded oral sex from the victim before forcing her to a back alley and raping her, according to police.
Police said a woman was sexually assaulted while walking near West 30th Street and Neptune Avenue last Tuesday around 9:30 p.m.
Prosecutors say one alleged victim was a first grade student at William Mason School, no more than 7-years-old at the time.
The suspect allegedly ran up to the victim, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the 135th Street station. The victim later went to the hospital, where she was treated for her injuries.
Authorities said the suspect grabbed a 30-year-old woman from behind, pulled down her pants before throwing her to the ground, punching her in the face and sexually assaulting her.
The victims told police the suspects were armed and wearing ski masks when they entered the Brownsville apartment.
Investigators said the man approached the victim as she walked on Maspeth Avenue early Sunday morning.
It turns out Steven Pappas — accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy last week — could have been caught two years ago, when a 12-year-old boy accused the man of molesting him.
The man, who has a prior sex offense on his record, was taken into custody this morning in Sunset Park in the general vicinity of the attack, police said.
The suspect is described as a white man, between 45 and 49 years old. Authorities said the man weighs about 145 pounds and has a bald head, grey mustache and a mole under the left side of his lip.
The attack took place early Sunday morning. Police say a 20-year-old woman was walking near Vernon Boulevard and 10th Street when two men grabbed her.