Central Park Groping Suspect Not Upper East Side Attacker, Police Believe

By Tom Liddy on July 23, 2011 12:21pm 

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 — The Bronx man arrested for sexually attacking a jogger in Central Park is not believed to be the sicko wanted for a string of gropings on the Upper East Side, sources said Saturday.

Eusebio Molina, 26, allegedly groped a woman Friday morning as she ran on East Drive, near 72nd Street.

But the woman found two officers in the park who tracked Molina down near 80th Street and placed him under arrest.

Molina was charged with one count of third-degree sexual abuse.

A separate attacker is believed to have groped seven women on the Upper East Side in a terrifying spree that began in January.

In each of the cases, young women were molested inside or near their buildings.

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