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Man shamed in viral subway video for allegedly masturbating arrested

The suspected fondler was also arrested in a second similar incident from last December.

A screenshot from the video.

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A man has been arrested in two subway fondling incidents after one of them was allegedly caught on a viral video, authorities said.

Police sources identified the suspect to Pix11 as Kevin Cuffe, 23.

A video of who police believe is Cuffe went viral last week. Posted by Deanna Carter of Queens on Facebook, the incident was filmed as she was riding a crowded 2 train on Aug. 15, according to reports. Carter angrily confronts alleged subway masturbator, cursing him out before shaming him into getting of the train.

The f— are you doing?” she is heard asking. “Do it again and I’m getting up out this chair to bust your f—ing ass off this train.”

Carter told ABC7 that she was sorry for her language. "I know it was very, very, very abrasive," she said. But added she would do the same thing again if confronted with another subway perv.

Since the video was posted on Facebook, it’s been viewed more than 3 million times and also led to Cuffe’s arrest in a second earlier incident on the subway.

Pix11 viewer Nicole De’Chabert contacted the station, claiming that she had cellphone footage of the same man in the video fondling himself on another 2 train in December 2015.

Police investigated both incidents and Cuffe was arrested and charged with two counts of public lewdness, according to Pix11.

De'Chabert also posted the video on Facebook so she could warn her friends, but never reported the incident to authorities.

The NYPD says theyprefer to get the evidence directly — not see it on social media.

“Be aware of your surroundings," an NYPD spokesman said. "If you feel uncomfortable move to a different train. Get off the train. If you see someone doing something illegal, get off at the next stop, call police, get in touch with an MTA employee.

“Definitely, definitely report it because those that don’t get reported, we never know about.”

Riders can report any sexual misconduct they see on the subway to the MTA online, including uploading pictures and video.

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