Man accused of molesting two young girls

June 27, 2008 4:02:38 PM PDT
A 49-year-old man was busted for allegedly sexually abusing two Orthodox Jewish girls in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn. Police say Constantine Kotzalides lured the two girls -- ages 5 and 6 -- near the intersection of 50th Street and 19th Avenue at around 6 p.m. last night.

Eyewitness News is told he sexually assaulted them at the scene, then tried to leave the scene. But Kotzalides was quickly taken into custody.

Kotzalides was charged with criminal sex act, sex abuse, unlawful imprisonment, forceable touching, endangering the welfare of a child and public lewdness.

He is also being questioned by detectives, who are trying to determine if he is responsible for any other similar assaults in the area.

The victims, both Orthodox Jewish girls from the neighborhood, were treated at Maimonides Medical Center.

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STORY BY: Lakisha Bostick


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