Man arrested for groping 10-month old on subway

Police in New York City charged a man with multiple crimes after he inappropriately touched an infant girl during a subway commute.

According to reports, Antonio Guarchaj, 42, grabbed an infant girl’s buttocks as she was being breastfed by her mother.

According to authorities, Guarchaj approached a 39-year-old woman and her 10-month-old daughter on a Manhattan-bound 7 train on Saturday afternoon.  He decided to sit next to the mother as she breast-fed her baby.

Initial contact between the three was brief, according to reports, with Guarchaj touching the baby’s feet. He then walked away. But for some reason he decided to return.

During the second contact, Guarchaj first asked the child’s name. Then, according to the police, Guarchaj proceeded to reach under the little girls’ skirt and squeeze her bottom.

Guarchaj was arrested at the 52 St.-Roosevelt Ave. stop, charged with forcible touching, sex abuse, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.

Guarchaj was arraigned Sunday and held in place of $1,000 bail, according to official records.

Turns out, the troubled man has four prior arrests, but none of them involve sex abuse.

He is next scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 11, according to records.

 

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