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Woman Groped in Stuy Town Laundry Room, Police Say

By Noah Hurowitz | January 19, 2016 6:21pm
 Jason Wilner, 27, assaulted a 28-year-old woman in a Stuy Town laundry room on Jan. 14, police said.
Jason Wilner, 27, assaulted a 28-year-old woman in a Stuy Town laundry room on Jan. 14, police said.
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STUYVESANT TOWN — A Stuyvesant Town man assaulted a fellow resident as she was folding clothes in the laundry room of a building in the housing complex, according to a police report.

Jason Wilner, 27, followed a 28-year-old woman into the laundry room of a Stuy Town apartment building on the 14th Street loop, in which he lives, at roughly 11 p.m. on Jan. 14, officials said.

Wilner then approached the woman as she folded clothes, put his arm around her and grabbed her butt, according to a police report.

The woman told Wilner to leave and pushed his hand away, but he groped her at least twice more before leaving the laundry room and fleeing in the elevator, officials said.

The woman notified Stuy Town public safety officers who, along with officers from the 13th Precinct, arrested Wilner in his apartment shortly before 2 a.m., according to a police report and a spokeswoman for the property.

“The resident called public safety and they responded immediately and worked with her throughout the process,” the spokeswoman said. “The safety and security of our residents is a priority for management, and we are working with the NYPD in this matter. We will not allow for any behavior that puts residents’ safety at risk.”

Prosecutors charged Wilner with two counts of sexual abuse. A judge released him without bail and issued an order of protection barring him from coming in contact with the victim, according to court records.

A lawyer for Wilner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.