Man in subway at Times Square accused of rubbing self against woman

ByEyewitness News WABC logo
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Heriberto Torres

TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan (WABC) -- A Level 3 sex offender was caught rubbing himself against a female subway rider on a Times Square subway platform Wednesday night, police said.

Heriberto Torres, 66, was spotted by plainclothes officers at the Times Square 42nd Street platform just after 6 p.m., according to the New York City Police Department.

He was wearing a monitoring bracelet at the time of his arrest.

Police said the two officers saw the suspect expose himself and then position himself behind a 23-year-old woman waiting for the No. 1 subway platform.

He rubbed himself against the woman, and two officers and a sergeant arrested him.

Torres was charged with persistent sex abuse, forceible touching, resisting arrest, public lewdness and sex abuse.

Torres is a Level 3 sex offender with 13 prior arrests, including at least four that were sex abuse related. He was released from prison last week.