The suspect desired in relationship to a number of forcible touching incidents in Queens and Brooklyn. (Photograph courtesy of NYPD)
A Springfield Gardens man was arrested Tuesday early morning by officers from the 84th Precinct in northwest Brooklyn and charged in a forcible touching incident in February.
Asoromchukwu Animalu, 24, of 158th Avenue near JFK Airport, was taken into custody for an incident that happened onboard a B46 Bus in close proximity to Utica Avenue and Flatlands Avenue on Thursday, Feb. 17. Police mentioned Animalu approached a 28-12 months-aged girl and pressed his groin region in opposition to her rear end before leaping off the bus and fleeing in an mysterious direction.
Investigators believe that this is the exact suspect that operated in Queens in various incidents in November and December.
Police feel Animalu groped a 15-12 months-old female on a Q25 bus on Thursday, Dec. 16. The suspect approached the teenager and touched her buttocks various times around her outfits. He proceeded to push his groin from the victim’s buttocks prior to exiting the bus at 82nd Highway and Parsons Boulevard and fleeing to sections mysterious, police mentioned.
Animalu is also allegedly connected to other incidents including the groping of a 26-12 months-previous girl on a Q65 bus at 164th Road and Hillside Avenue on Nov. 10 and a further incident at the similar site about an hour later on, when he allegedly pressed his groin towards the buttocks of a 14-calendar year-old girl.
No injuries were being described in any of the incidents, according to the NYPD.