UES Groper Strikes Again, Caught on Video, Police Say
MANHATTAN — It might be the last stop for this sicko.
A pint-sized pervert wanted for a string of gropings on the Upper East Side has struck again, but the suspect's image was caught on crystal clear subway surveillance tape, police said.
In the most recent incident on July 17, the attacker, who stands a mere 4-foot-11 to 5-foot-3, asked a 24-year-old woman for directions at the 77th Street subway station on the Lexington Avenue line, according to cops.
The victim obliged him and then left the station, but the suspect started to follow her, ducking into her building.
When she realized she was being trailed, she confronted him and he fled, cops said.
On the surveillance footage, the suspect can be seen walking into the station, grabbing himself and then pointing before walking off.
The alleged attacker, who was last seen wearing a white polo shirt with stripes, baggy jeans, white sneakers and a backpack, is wanted for seven other assaults in the neighborhood beginning Jan. 5.
In each of the cases, he approached young women near or inside their homes and groped them, according to sources.
After a man was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a jogger in Central Park on July 22, investigators tried to determine if he was linked to the other attacks.
But they ultimately ruled out the suspect, Eusebio Molina, 26, of The Bronx.
Molina faces one count of sexual abuse in the Central Park case and was awaiting arraignment Sunday.