Pols notify residents of Sunnyside/Woodside groper

Michael Gianaris

October 27, 2011

Sunnyside Post wrote on the latest string of groping incidents Sunnyside and Woodside. Senator Gianaris has been working to inform the community about this danger by speaking at press conferences and passing out flyers on ways to stay protected on the streets.

Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer held a press conference on 46th Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside today to alert the public and aggressively search for a perpetrator who has been groping women, and one 12-year-old girl in the Sunnyside/Woodside neighborhoods of Queens.

Senator Michael Gianaris, who recently introduced legislation to making groping of a child a felony requiring mandatory jail time, said, “We must have zero tolerance for the recent rash of groping incidents in our neighborhoods. In addition to the passage of my bill that would increase penalties for gropers, we must band together as a community to keep our streets safe and free from sexual predators.”

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