Adam Warner

Man Grabs 8-Year-Old Girl’s Privates in Lower East Side Courtyard: Police

Police are searching for the man they say chatted with a young girl before grabbing her privates and running away.

The 8-year-old girl was in a building courtyard near Essex and Broome streets on the Lower East Side Saturday evening when the man approached her.

The man started a conversation with the girl before grabbing her genitals over her clothing, police said.

After groping the girl, the man took off on foot. Police released a video of a suspect, who they believe is in his 30s.

Police are offering a $2,500 reward for information leading to an arrest. Signs are posted all around the neighborhood. 

The girl was not physically injured.

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