Groping on 88th Street Linked to Sex Attack Pattern

By Tom Liddy on July 17, 2011 4:28pm 

A wanted poster hangs in the 86th Street station of the Lexington Avenue line on July 17, 2011 in the wake of a groping spree on the Upper East Side.
A wanted poster hangs in the 86th Street station of the Lexington Avenue line on July 17, 2011 in the wake of a groping spree on the Upper East Side.
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MANHATTAN - A groping on the Upper East Side Saturday has been linked to a pattern of sexual attacks in the area at the hands of a pint-sized perv, sources said.

In the latest case, a 29-year-old woman was approached from behind on East 88th Street, near First Avenue around 5:45 a.m. when she was walking near her home.

The attacker allegedly reached under her dress and groped her.

The assault is the latest in a string of six in the neighborhood that began Jan. 5.

In all of the cases, the women were approached near or just inside their buildings and fondled, according to cops.

Police say the suspect is 4-foot-11, about 120 pounds with black hair.

This is the man wanted for a string of gropings on the Upper East Side beginning Jan. 5, 2011.
This is the man wanted for a string of gropings on the Upper East Side beginning Jan. 5, 2011.
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