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Subway Groper Is in the Slammer, Cops Say

Suspect spotted at Queens subway stop by woman who recognized him

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    Subway Groper Is in the Slammer, Cops Say
    The victim snapped this pic of her alleged groper.

    New York City police say they have arrested a suspect caught on cell phone camera after he groped a woman on a subway train during the morning rush hour.

    Police say the man has at least 30 prior arrests for sexual abuse, robbery, assault and theft.
         
    The most recent victim, a 33-year-old woman, had boarded a W train in  Astoria during rush hour Tuesday morning. She told police a man who was sitting next to her on the Manhattan-bound train fondled her buttocks. As she got off at Queensboro Plaza, she snapped a cell phone photo of him.
        
    The suspect was spotted at a subway stop in Queens by another woman who recognized him from the image, and he was arrested  outside the nearby Bay 50th Street station of the N line.
        
    He is being held at the transit precinct and charges are pending.