Man Charged With Sexually Abusing 2 Young Girls in a Queens Library

Authorities took 49-year-old Joel Grubert into custody on Saturday

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    NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
    Joel Grubert, 49, allegedly groped two young girls in a Queens library.

    Police have arrested a Brooklyn man on charges he sexually abused two young girls in a public library.

    Authorities took 49-year-old Joel Grubert into custody on Saturday.

    Police say that on June 23, he was in a library in Flushing when he approached two girls, one 6, the other 9, and inappropriately touched them.

    Grubert is charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

    According to the state sex offender database, Grubert has a history of molesting young girls and possessing child pornography.

    In 2004 he was arrested and convicted for possessing a sexual performance by a child less than 16 years of age, according to the Public Registry of Sex Offenders.

    No information on an attorney was immediately available.

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