Suspect charged in assault of young girls in Brooklyn

June 4, 2010 3:11:56 PM PDT
Police have a made an arrest in two frightening attacks where they say two young girls were grabbed by a man as they were walking on the street in Brooklyn. A suspect is in custody at the 71st precinct, and parents and children are relieved.

Police say 48 hours ago, two girls told them they were accosted by a deranged young man in a baseball cap. The victims say he wrestled with them on a sidewalk at 5:30 Wednesday evening.

There were two incidents just ten minutes apart.

In one of the alleged assaults, the suspect pulled up the skirt of a 10-year-old girl before her screams ended the incident. The other victim was said to be 13-years-old.

Police identify the suspect as 31-year-old Bjorn Daley. Daley is charged with two counts of forcible touching, two counts of an act in manner to injure a child under the age of 17, and one count of sexual abuse in the third degree.

Police have not released any additional information at this time.