Search continues for groping suspects in Brooklyn

October 13, 2011 2:22:32 PM PDT
Police say the man charged in Monday's sex attack in Brooklyn has admitted to groping other women, but they're not sure he is responsible for the string of attacks across the borough.

Adolfo Martinez, 26, has reportedly confessed to groping an 18-year-old woman in Sunset Park.

It turns out there was a bench warrant his arrest based on a similar assault in Chinatown in October 2007. In that case, Martinez missed two court appearances before the warrant was issued.

He was arrested late Tuesday near his Sunset Park apartment building, not far from the scene of the attack. Police say the distinctive boots he wore matched what they had seen on a surveillance video. And when he was taken into custody and his apartment searched, investigators reportedly found the sweater worn during the attack.

However, Martinez' brother claims the suspect has been working in Canada for the past six months and cannot be responsible for earlier attacks. Police are still looking at martinez as a suspect in the pattern of sexual assaults that started back on March 20 in Park Slope and quickly spread to nearby neighborhoods.