Man arrested in Brooklyn groping of 12-year-old girl, woman

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Saturday, June 18, 2022
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Derick Waller reports on the search for the man, who was caught on camera twice.

BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (WABC) -- Police have arrested a man they say groped a 12-year-old girl and a woman in her 30s in Brooklyn.

Raymond Coleman, 20, was taken into custody on charges including forcible touching and public lewdness.

He was arrested after investigators released clear video of the suspect, who has a face tattoo on his right temple, and police say officers on patrol recognized him Friday morning wearing the same shirt from one of the incidents.

One surveillance image was captured on Sunday, June 12, at 250 Livonia Avenue in Brownsville.

That's where police say he grabbed a 12-year-old girl from behind with both hands while the girl's mother watched in horror.

Then, on the morning of Tuesday, June 14, more video shows who police allege is the same man walking up behind a 38-year-old woman and grabbing her backside with both hands.

The second incident happened near Rockaway and Belmont avenues.

The suspect, believed to be in his 20s, was last seen wearing a long sleeve Monopoly T-shirt, a Nike baseball cap, tan shorts and sandals.

Police say he was arrested in that same Monopoly T-shirt.

Anyone with additional information is asked 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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