Police on Saturday morning were stepping up their search for a sexual predator in Queens.
Police said 26-year-old Karl Vanderwoude, the suspect dubbed as the “well-dressed groper, was arrested and charged with unlawful surveillance and forcible touching.
A well dressed and dangerous sexual predator is on the prowl, according to police. The unidentified man is being called the “Well Dressed Groper”, he has been roaming the city’s streets and subways, touching women, and then running away.
Officials say Shahan Achian, 26, of Upper Saddle River tried to get the girls into his car at least six different times by offering them cash for sex.
He’s a convicted child sex offender, out of prison and back in his old Westchester County neighborhood. In an exclusive interview, he said he’s a threat to no one. But parents are furious and they’re worried about the potential danger next door.
Parents in two New Jersey towns are on alert. Police are warning families in two communities to be on the lookout for a predator that is using money to try and lure young girls into an SUV.
The latest incident happened last Friday night as the victim left the Prospect Ave. subway station around 8:30 p.m. Police said the woman was jumped from behind but managed to fight the attacker off.
Police said the same man has attacked at least seven women on the Upper East Side since the first attack on January 5.
The suspect struck at least six times since January 5. Each time at night or the early morning on a street in the East 80s, and the victims ranged in age from 25 to 31.
The latest incident happened almost in the shadow of the landmark Gracie Mansion. A 31-year-old woman was grabbed in the buttocks Wednesday morning at a building near 85th Street and East End Avenue.
Police were on alert and residents on edge after three separate sexual assaults on women in one Upper Manhattan community.
Police said a man struck up a conversation with a 28-year-old woman who was walking near the ball fields, forced her into a secluded area of the park and sexually assaulted her.
Police are hunting for a sexual predator who has been targeting women in Flushing, Queens since last year.
New Haven police said Saturday morning that DNA evidence confirmed a man arrested Friday in Connecticut was the East Coast Rapist.
A Garden City girl was pressured into sending explicit videos of herself to a man in upstate New York – until she decided enough was enough and helped put him behind bars.