Police Release Sketch of Man Who Allegedly Groped 15-Year-Old Girl on Subway

Police say the man in the police sketch above groped a 15-year-old girl on a 2 train at 96th Street last week.

“It was reported to police that on Monday, February 3, 2020, at approximately 0755 hours, on a southbound “2” train approaching the 96th Street subway station, a 15-year-old female was approached by an unidentified male. The unidentified male rubbed his hand over the victim’s midsection. The victim was not injured as a result of this incident and fled the train at the 72nd Street subway station. The unidentified male remained on the southbound “2” train.

Anyone with information in regard to the identity of this male is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, or on Twitter @NYPDTips.

All calls are strictly confidential.”

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    1. Justice for the Victims says:

      Well even if they catch him they’ll release him “on his own recognizance” in the name of social justice.

      I am sorry for the victim.

      • Ben David says:

        True! Thanks to the Democrat politicians that we voted for in New York City and State, this crime is covered under bail “reform,” and he WILL walk free if caught.

      • Woody says:

        There’s nothing interesting or original about repetitive comments like this. Do the comments in every other article have to redundantly refer to this issue? We all get it already.

    2. Catherine Holmes says:

      This is not good for NYC!
      De Blasio was a big supporter of passing the new law that did away with cash bail as of Jan. 1 but now he’s found himself in the crosshairs after the result was exactly what law enforcement predicted, the New York Post reported.

    3. lynn says:

      So frustrating that yet another teen girl has had to experience this and the best we can do in this age of technology is a police sketch. I’d like to know if she was alone, if anyone else was aware this happened and if anyone said anything to the ‘unidentified male,’ who apparently stayed on the train and went on his merry way. Obviously no one took a photo/video. More importantly, no police presence on the train?!

      • Woody says:

        Do you really expect a police officer to be in every subway car?

        • Cato says:

          — “Do you really expect a police officer to be in every subway car?”

          I’d be happy to start with *one*. Or even on a platform. As it is now, the subway system is totally, completely lawless.

          • Bruce E. Bernstein says:

            Cato said:

            “I’d be happy to start with *one*. Or even on a platform. As it is now, the subway system is totally, completely lawless.”

            wtf?!? i am on the subway close to 2 hours a day, sometimes more. this is more than a gross exaggeration, it is simply a fantasy.

            I am often in Times Square station late at night or in the early hours of the morning. I have never seen an incident there.

            I have indeed seen very hostile homeless people several times, and my daughter tells me she has seen 3-4 hostile mentally ill and/or homeless people on the 7 train over the course of 2 years. And yes, these people should not be on the street, they are dangers to themselves and others. But these incidents are few and far between.

            And i do often see cops on the trains and on the platforms.

        • lynn says:

          I didn’t say that did I?

          This girl, as well as everyone else who rides the train, should feel some degree of safety, and at the very least have someone to call for assistance.

          How about a police officer anywhere on the train that could be alerted, or a police officer on the platform that could be alerted, so that this perp wasn’t allowed to STAY ON THE TRAIN? >:(