Man arrested after allegedly groping, photographing 12-year-old Bronx girl

FORDHAM MANOR, Bronx (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in the case of a 12-year-old girl who was groped in the Bronx.

Xavier Rodriguez, 24, is now facing several charges including sex abuse and forcible touching.

The alleged incident happened Wednesday, September 26, at about 5:20 p.m. near East 193rd Street and Jerome Avenue in the Fordham Manor section.

According to police, the girl was walking down the sidewalk when she noticed the suspect taking photos of her from behind. He then ran up to her and grabbed her buttocks.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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