Queens man cuffed for forcibly touching underage girls aboard Brooklyn buses: NYPD

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A Queens man was arrested for allegedly groping underage girls on MTA buses in Brooklyn earlier this year.
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Cops arrested a man for allegedly groping two young girls aboard buses in Canarsie and East Flatbush, officials said Monday.

Queens man Jerome Moss, 42, was arrested and charged with forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse on Saturday, August 12.

Cops had been seeking a man fitting Moss’ description in connection with two seperate assaults on 13-year-old and 14-year-old girls in May.

The first incident occurred on Wednesday, May 10, shortly after 7 a.m. aboard a B103 bus in the vicinity of Glenwood Road and East 77th Street, in Canarsie.

According to cops, Moss allegedly approached a 13-year-old girl from behind and pressed his erect penis onto her buttocks area over her clothes repeatedly.

On May 30, at around 4:25 p.m. aboard a B46 bus in the vicinity of Utica Avenue and Foster Avenue, Moss is alleged to have approached a 14-year-old girl and forcibly touched her groin area before she was able to flee from the bus.

Transit crime is down about 9% citywide compared to this time last year, per NYPD statistics, and in the 67th Precinct — which includes East Flatbush — transit crimes are down nearly 40% compared to July 2022, while rates have remained flat in Canarsie. Sex crimes — aside from rape — are down slightly in Canarsie, per police data, with 15 such incidents reported so far this year compared to 17 last year, but have remained flat in East Flatbush.

In recent weeks, cops have launched searches for two different men who allegedly masturbated and groped women on Brooklyn subway trains and on platforms.