Nov. 9, 2017 By Christian Murray
The police have arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly exposed himself eight times to several underage girls in three Queens neighborhoods–including Woodside– between May and November.
Christopher Carrero, 23, was arrested Wednesday just three days after police released footage of him riding his bicycle while fleeing one of the incidents. He was arrested on six counts of public lewdness and six counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, police said.
Carrero allegedly approached his victims that ranged in age between 11 and 15 in Woodside, Ridgewood and Maspeth and exposed his penis to them, according to police.
His tactics included approaching the underage girls and asking them for a piece of paper before exposing his groin, police said. He then would flee on his bike. Other methods included making a statement to get a victim’s attention and exposing his penis to them once they turn.
In the first two incidents, both on May 11, Carrero allegedly approached a 13-year-old girl near 48th Street and Laurel Hill Boulevard at around 7:24 a.m. and exposed his penis to her after asking for a piece of paper, according to police. Nearly an hour later, one block away from Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, he employed the same tactic on a 14-year-old girl. Both victims were not physically injured, police said.
Two more incidents of him asking for a piece of paper before showing his penis allegedly took place near Ridgewood’s Evergreen Park on the afternoon of Sept. 20, where the victim was a 15-year-old, and another one block away from Ridgewood’s I.S. 77 on the afternoon of Oct. 2, where the victim was a 12-year-old, according to police.
In the four other incidents, taking place on May 30, June 2, Oct. 17, and two on Nov. 2, Carrero allegedly exposed his penis to a 13-year-old, a 14-year-old, a 12-year-old, an 11-year-old, and a 12 and 13-year-old, respectively, after making statements to get their attention, police said. He then fled on his bike. None of the underage girls were physically hurt, according to police.