By Scott Sieber
Police identified the man as Timothy Felton, 31, a resident of 111-17 131st St. in South Ozone Park.Officer Daniel DeViccaro of the 115th Precinct was in his parked car on his way to work at the intersection of 119th Street and Poppenhusen Avenue when he noticed the the two girls behaving awkwardly with Felton, who was motioning for them to follow him. “The body language of the two girls was very uncomfortable,” DeViccaro said. “They were shifting around, backing up. I could tell just by looking at them something wasn't right.”His suspicions were confirmed only moments later, when he saw Felton reach for one of the girls. The girls screamed and ran away, Felton fled on his bicycle, and DeViccaro leaped from his car to attend to the girls, whom he soon dropped off at a neighbor's house and called 911.DeViccaro and police from the 109th Precinct gave chase, according to Officer Jennara Everleth, a police spokeswoman. Police officer Yanni Taveras of the 109th Precinct discovered the man hiding shortly thereafter.During the search, police found two young boys, ages 11 and 13 years old, who admitted that Felton had sexually abused them in the park bathroom only one day prior.A statement by Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said the charges include fondling both victims and oral sexual contact with the 11-year-old.Felton faces up to 50 years in prison if convicted of charges of committing a Criminal Sexual Act and Sexual Abuse.”Police officer Daniel Deviccaro's alert actions prevented an egregious attack and exemplified police work at its finest,” said Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly in a statement.Felton was only recently paroled as of Feb. 18 of this year. For the past 13 years, he has served various prison terms for crimes ranging from robbery to sexual assault.Kelly urged anyone with additional information to call the 800-577-TIPS hotline.Reach reporter Scott Sieber by e-mail at 718-229-0300, Ext. 138.