Arrest made in subway sex assault

April 8, 2009 8:20:14 PM PDT
New York City police arrested the man who allegedly fondled a woman on a Manhattan-bound W train on Monday. The victim, 33-year-old Simona Pirvutu, was able to snap a cell phone photo of her attacker as she got off the train.

The suspect is identified as Kevin Johnson. A woman at the Bay Parkway station recognized him from the picture and called police.

A police source says Johnson, 30, has 30 prior arrests and was selling MetroCard swipes when he got in an argument with a woman. As he screamed obscenities, the woman reportedly recognized Johnson from the photo, left the station and called 911.

"The woman who took this picture performed a fabulous public service," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the New York Post. "She provided a great public service, when you see his record."

Charges are pending.


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