NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police say a man suspected of luring young girls in Brooklyn is now in custody.
Brandon Rodriguez allegedly lured a 13-year-old girl into an apartment building and inappropriately touching her.READ MORE: NYPD Hosts Block Party In Same Mount Eden Neighborhood Where Children Were Caught In Middle Of Gunfire
It happened a week ago near Osborn Street and Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville.READ MORE: NYPD Introducing New Crisis Response Training To De-Escalate Situations Where Suspect Does Not Have A Gun
Police said the 25-year-old also tried to lure two other girls the next day, approaching the victims and asking if they’d like to take a picture of him and his dog.
Rodriguez was charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child and unlawful imprisonment.MORE NEWS: COVID-19: Experts Say Delta Variant Spreads Quickly And Is Dominant Strain In Under-Vaccinated Areas
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.