Thursday, April 16, 2015
Police say they've arrested a teen who was captured on surveillance video groping an 11-year-old boy waiting for the bus in Brooklyn Sunday morning.
Brian Montes, 16, is charged with attempting to lure a child, forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child, sex abuse and stalking, according to police.
The boy was waiting in front of 551 Flushing Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant at about 9:30 a.m. when Montes approached him from behind and touched him in the groin, police say.
The boy ran down the block crying until he found a school bus driver he recognized, according to neighbors in the tight-knit Hasidic community, who did not want to speak on camera.
The two of them drove back to Flushing Avenue and spotted the suspect, who then ran into the Marcy Houses development and disappeared.
Another neighbor, Leah Mezei, told NBC 4 New York: "It's very uncomfortable for the community. We are very safe and we take care of our kids, so we hope he will be off the streets as soon as possible."
It was not immediately clear if Montes, who is being charged as an adult, had an attorney.
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