NYC lawyer charged as groper

May 23, 2008 8:37:10 AM PDT
A prominent New York City lawyer has been arrested on misdemeanor charges of groping two female attorneys in his office. The Manhattan district attorney says lawyer Richard Dienst surrendered Friday and is charged with forcible touching, third-degree sex abuse and harassment.

The 67-year-old Dienst is accused of groping one woman on June 22, 2007, and the other on March 21 of this year. The incidents allegedly occurred in his 18th floor offices in the Woolworth Building on Lower Broadway.

Dienst is awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.

The name of his lawyer could not immediately be determined.