Career Criminal Charged With Sexual Contact on PATH Train

The suspect was arrested on a lewdness charge last year after police say he exposed himself at the same station

Friday, Jul 12, 2013  |  Updated 2:49 PM EDT
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Man Charged With Sexual Contact on PATH Train

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A New Jersey man with a lengthy criminal history has been arrested for unwanted sexual contact with a female passenger on a PATH train, Port Authority police said.

Azeez Powell, 32, of Jersey City has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact. It's not clear if he has retained a lawyer.

Police say Powell made illegal contact Wednesday with a female victim on an eastbound PATH train at the PATH Newport station.

The Port Authority says Powell had previously been arrested by and charged with lewdness on April 20, 2012, after exposing himself to a female passenger at the same PATH station.

Police say Powell was arrested Thursday at his home. Police records indicate he has an extensive criminal history in New York and New Jersey.

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