Another Woman Groped in the Subway as Sex Crimes Surge on the Upper East Side

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MANHATTAN – In what’s been a disturbing trend this summer, yet another woman was targeted for sexual abuse and victimized inside an Upper East Side subway station— the latest pervert police are searching for struck just over a week ago, on a Sunday afternoon.

It was around 12:30pm on August 29th, when a 34-year-old woman says a man in a white shirt, black pants and a black mask came up on her from behind inside the East 59th Street-Fifth Avenue station and groped her rear end then ran off.  

Police released surveillance photos late Sunday night, just over a week after the vile crime— showing the suspect as he made his way through subway turnstiles— it’s not clear whether the images were taken before or after the sexual assault. 

Suspect sought in groping of woman inside East 59th Street-Fifth Avenue Subway Station/NYPD Crimestoppers
Suspect sought in groping of woman inside East 59th Street-Fifth Avenue Subway Station/NYPD Crimestoppers

This violation of a straphanger simply trying to get where she was going is the fifth sex crime against women on the UES publicized by the NYPD since June, in an attempt to track down the sexual deviants driving this surge. 

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Misdemeanor sex crimes, have taken staggering rise, up 60% on the Upper East Side and 96% in Midtown East— where the East 59th Street subway stations are tracked statistically— year-to-year, according to NYPD CompStat data.

A closer look at that data reveals there have been seven reported sex crimes at East 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue since the start of the year— more than any other subway station on the Upper East Side. 

Those include a woman groped inside the East 63rd Street Station on July 26th, a man who masturbated inside a station elevator in front of three women on July 3rd and another sicko who groped a 24-year-old woman, then exposed himself on May 12th. 

If you recognize the creep in this or any case, please contact NYPD Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-8477.

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