NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — One day after his arrest, charges are have been dropped against a man accused of groping a woman in Brooklyn.

The sex abuse charges against Joshua Flecha were dropped Wednesday afternoon because the alleged victim refused to sign the necessary paperwork, sources told 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria.

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That source said that it was unclear if the alleged victim, who picked Flecha out of a police lineup on Tuesday, was unsure about her attacker’s identify or whether she got cold feet and didn’t want to further pursue the matter.

Officers in Brooklyn arrested Flecha early Monday morning after police said they saw him acting suspiciously near some parked cars on Greenwood Avenue and again on 17th Street.

Thinking he might be trying to break in to a car, police said officers approached Flecha and found marijuana on him. Officials said he was also holding a cell phone that was playing a pornographic video and his pants were unzipped at the time of his arrest.

The alleged victim had her breast grabbed near the F train stop in Sunset Park on May 7.

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Flecha will now only face the marijuana charges for which he was initially arrested.

Police believe that up to four men may be responsible for the string of attacks have left women in Brooklyn terrorized for months.

Comments (5)
  1. Joe of B'hurst says:

    Trumped up charge. What is so suspicious about walking on the sidewalk close to cars. Was he cupping his hands and laying them on the window to peer in to cars? NO. His lawsuit will cost the taxpayers millions.

    1. CSI says:

      What? He was acting suspicious near some cars. Not that he was walking pass them. He was asked questions and caught with marijuana. Illegal and reason to get arrested. He was picked out of a lineup. He wasn’t accused of it off the bat. So what does he have to sue for?

    2. teddy says:

      Flecha will now only face the marijuana charges for which he was initially arrested.

      …no he won’t. Fake probable cause.

  2. Dr meh says:

    Women in south slope beware
    This is scary, your mother, sister, daughter, friends can all be victims of these mental people.

  3. ebj says:

    If he is innocent I am happy that he is free. When the cops are looking for these type of perpetraters. They do not like to be left empty handed; They got him for pot He is very lucky that they did not throw in “ressisting arrest. They are making so many groping/sexual related arrests .yet the incidents are escalating . Homeless young minority males BEWARE. .

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