Busted For Copping A Feel On Street
Grabbing a woman on a Ridgewood street early last Tuesady morning, Oct. 16, proved costly for a Bushwick man who was busted by police on forcible touching charges, law enforcement sources said.
The suspect was identified by police as 34-year-old Pedro Rodriguez of Hart Street.
According to information provided by the Queens District Attorney’s office, Rodriguez allegedly put his hands between the legs of a 35- year-old woman and touched her genitalia in front of a location on Seneca Avenue between Palmetto Street and Gates Avenue between 12:15 and 12:34 a.m. last Tuesday.
Reportedly, the alleged perpetrator and the victim were not known to each other.
Shortly after the incident, 104th Precinct officers responded to the location. Following questioning, Rodriguez was taken into custody and charged with forcible touching and second-degree harassment.
Court records indicated that he was arraigned later on Oct. 16 in Queens Criminal Court before Judge Suzanne Melendez, who released him on his own recognizance. Rodriguez is scheduled to return to court on Nov. 19.