Police officers were congratulated for their swift action and arrest of a man who allegedly sexually assaulted an 8-year-old boy on the subway, the NBC New York reported.
The incident reportedly occurred on Monday night at the 69th stop in Queens.
“The victim was riding a Manhattan-bound 7 train with his mom when a man sitting next to him grabbed his buttocks near the 74th St./Broadway station in Jackson Heights about 7:45 p.m., sources said. The boy alerted his mom, who flagged down cops.” The New York Daily News reported.
The suspect, 41-year-old Johnny Flores was charged with sex abuse, forcible touching, and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
The officers who responded to the crime were given a public congratulation by Chief Joseph Fox:
Quick work by the Dist 20 team- Arrested man for sexual abuse of 8 year old boy on the 7 train in Queens last night pic.twitter.com/LIDNQcuRqE— Chief Joseph Fox (@NYPDTransit) March 1, 2016
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