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Police Looking For Man Who Grabbed Teen’s Crotch On 7 Train

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July 16, Staff Report

Police are looking for a man who allegedly fled the 7 train in Woodside after forcibly touching a 16-year-old girl’s crotch—but not before getting his picture snapped.

On June 27 just before 5 p.m., a 16-year-old girl was riding the 7 train through 61st Street station when the man “touched her private area with his hands,” police said.

The girl confronted him and he fled in an unknown direction. However, she was able to take a picture of him before he disappeared.

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 CrimeStoppers website at, on Twitter @ NYPDTips.

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Until MTA puts cameras on trains, it’s all he said she said and unless the guy has priors and they can identify him from a mugshot, it’s just waste of police resources. We have to prevent these in the first place.

jose sanchez

is possible but how about a sick american he look white think about that before posting racist comment

Critic Al

Many of these stories make it seem like no one else is around. I hope that were someone to see abuse like this that he or she or they would speak up and defend the victim. It’s my guess that the victim is in shock and scared and doesn’t know how to react so is silent and that it is a clandestined attack so fellow riders don’t see it. If so, if you know this creep, turn him in.

jose sanchez

you are absolute right to closed for a picture this girl my been nervous or afraid to take the picture it take a couple of second to snap the picture

He looked smarmy anyway!

Well, if w person is loony enough to do that they might be loony enough to do something worse especially when caught. You don’t know if he has a gun or a knife!

Because there is no safety net for stepping in and helping a stranger.

The MTA workers have this: if you assault an MTA employee you will get 7years in jail” (don’t get me wrong, it’s deserved). The general public have no such allegiance. We have no one backing us up right then and there.


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