PARK SLOPE — Police have charged a man in connection with a string of sex attacks on children in Park Slope and an assault on an NYPD detective.
Jesse Dailey, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning at his Park Slope home, on 13th Street and Sixth Avenue, after police received a tip, sources said.
He was accused of groping two 11-year-old girls, as well as rubbing against a 10-year-old girl.
Dailey was caught with the help of a good Samaritan, identified by WABC-TV as 40-year-old Lawrence Abdullah.
Abdullah saw Dailey attack a detective who tried to question him on Monday afternoon, when police were posting sketches of the groping suspect near Ninth Street and Fifth Avenue, Abdullah told ABC.
Abdullah and a friend chased Dailey for several blocks. When they caught up with him, the quick-thinking Abdullah convinced Dailey to show his ID, and Abdullah took a photo of it.
When he saw Dailey's photo on the news in connection with the gropings, Abdullah brought the ID photo to the 78th Precinct.
"His reason for running for like six blocks...didn't make sense to me," Abdullah told ABC. "And since I didn't know exactly what happened, I said just give me your ID, because if anything came up, I would have that."
A proud Abdullah posted on his Facebook page, "NOT IN MY HOOD!!!" and "I GOTCHA SUCKA!!!!"
Dailey is charged with sex abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child, the NYPD said. Police say Dailey groped an 11-year-old girl and rubbed against her 10-year-old friend on Fifth Avenue on Sept. 20, and groped another 11-year-old girl on Fourth Street at Sixth Avenue on Nov. 11.
Dailey is also accused of shoving the detective to the ground and dislocating her shoulder, the NYPD said. He was charged with assault and resisting arrest in connection with that incident.