EAST VILLAGE — A man was arrested for sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl in the East Village last month, police said.
Rene Otero, 52, of Albany, N.Y., was taken into custody Sunday night on charges of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, police said.
Otero approached the girl on April 14 and touched her buttocks, the NYPD said.
The crime occurred within the 9th Precinct, which encompasses the area from East Houston Street to East 14th Street from Broadway to the East River.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call Crime stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.