Queens Groper Sought

Michael Gianaris

October 27, 2011

The Queens Gazette wrote about the series of groping incidents that have taken place in Queens recently. Senator Gianaris, whose legislation makes groping a child a felony, warns the community against such dangers.

A repeated series of groping has prompted elected officials and community activists to speak out. Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer held an early morning press conference on 46th Street and Queens Boulevard on October 17 to alert the public about a perpetrator who has been groping women, and one 12-year-old girl in the neighborhoods of Sunnyside and Woodside.
State Senator Michael Gianaris, who recently introduced legislation to make 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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