Yoga Instructor Arrested on Grand Street in Connection with Groping Attacks
A yoga instructor was busted in connection with a string of groping attacks across the city, but mostly in areas on the Lower East Side.
Police arrested 37-year-old Kips Bay resident James White Friday afternoon around 5:00pm near Grand and Forsyth Streets, after spotting him on a Fly-3 moped similar to the one used by the suspect wanted in the attacks.
Cops say that the yogi pervert groped at least nine victims ranging in age from 11 to 31; three incidents were reported on the Lower East Side, two in the East Village, and one in Little Italy
According to published reports, the spree began on August 2 at the intersection of Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street in Midtown, and the most recent being last Monday in the East Village.
In every instance, the assailant approached his prey while riding the red and black moped, then grabbed their breasts without muttering a word.
White was charged with sexual abuse in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor in the case involving an 11-year-old, and six counts of forcible touching.