CAUGHT: Man arrested for allegedly groping 12-year-old girl

October 01, 2018 - 7:20 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police have arrested a man who they say groped a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx.

The incident happened at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday near Jerome Avenue and West 193 Street in the Kingsbridge section of the borough.

The 12-year-old victim said she was walking down the street when she noticed the suspect taking photos of her from behind. Police said he then ran up to her and grabbed her buttocks.

He fled the scene on Jerome Avenue. Video from the area captured the suspect running away.

Police identified the suspect as Xavier Rodriguez, 24, of the Bronx. 

He was arrested Sunday night and charged with two counts of sex abuse and forcible touching.