Cops: South Slope grope isn’t connected to last year’s attacks

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Cops say a creep sexually assaulted a woman on Sixteenth Street on May 23 in an incident that closely recalls the attacks committed last year by the so-called “South Slope Groper.”

The victim was walking between Fourth and Fifth avenues at 5 am when a young Hispanic man grabbed her, said 72nd Precinct Officer Dean Hanan.

“He had the same [physical traits] as the attacker last summer — but there’s no connection,” he said.

A neighbor claiming to be familiar with the crime said the perp fondled victim’s lower stomach, then ran away after she screamed — a move that occurred in several incidents during year’s spate of attacks against women.

Police say the victim was gone by the time cops arrived and officers made no arrests.

Reach reporter Natalie O'Neill at or by calling her at (718) 260-4505.
Updated 5:33 pm, July 9, 2018
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wrongo says:
May 24, 2012, 11:16 am
Woman with a cause from Park slope & let's ust say the whole BK! says:
That's not what I heard. I heard they caught the guy that asaulted the woman and by the time she got to the police station, the POLICE released him ( perhaps this is another incident, nevertheless it happened ). There's a lot of hush hush in park slope police force.. hmmm they hid other incidents that occured.. Why, various reasons, one being " property value decline needs to be avoided". Yep even at the stake of our citizens.The precint needs to be exposed. At this point they just need to hand out ice picks and blades to women to protect themselves. I mean what are our options at this point as women.

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May 25, 2012, 7:17 pm

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