Upstate man arrested in East Village groping of child

This surveillance photo of the suspect was taken in front of 465 E. 10th St. shortly before the incident. (NYPD)
This surveillance photo of the suspect was taken in front of 465 E. 10th St. shortly before the incident. Credit: NYPD

A man from Albany has been arrested in connection with the groping of a 9-year-old girl in the East Village last month.

Rene Otero, 52, allegedly approached the victim on the afternoon of April 14 and grabbed her buttocks, cops said. Police had released a surveillance photo of the suspect taken in front of 465 E. 10th St. shortly before the incident.

He has been charged with sex abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.



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