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    A Northern Westchester man has been arrested for allegedly forcibly touching a woman against her will on two separate occasions.  The incident was reported in Yorktown on Thursday, Aug. 25 by the woman who reported the incident to Yorktown Police. An investigation led police to Jose Pablo Cruz, age 40, of Yorktown who turned himself in to police on Thursday, Sept. 22, said the Yorktown Police. Cruz was charged with two counts of forcible touching and was held on a $25,000 cash, $50,000 bond, or $75,000 partially secured bond which he was unable to post, police said.  He was remanded to the Westchester County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Yorktown Justice Court on Thursday, Oct. 20.
    By Tom Hays | Associated Press NEW YORK — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcibly kissing a worker at a New York nightclub in 2018, calling himself a “celebrity figure” who meant no harm. Gooding also publicly apologized for the first time to two other women who accused him of similar behavior in separate encounters. The admissions were part of a plea deal that came nearly three years after the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” star was arrested in the case that saw several delays as his lawyers sought to get charges reduced or dismissed. “I apologize for making anybody ever feel inappropriately touched,” he said. “I am a celebrity figure. I come into contact with people. I never want them to feel slighted or uncomfortable in any way.” Gooding, 54, accused of violating three different women at various Manhattan night spots in 2018 and 2019, pleaded guilty to just one of the allegations. He told the judge he “kissed the waitress on her lips” without consent at the LAVO New York club. The deal lets Gooding avoid any...
    (CNN)Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. entered a plea of guilty on Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of forcibly touching a woman at a New York City nightclub in 2018.Gooding admitted to kissing the woman, a waitress at the club, on her lips without consent. He also admitted to two other incidents of non-consensual contact in October 2018 and June 2019.Under the terms of the plea agreement, Gooding is to continue alcohol and behavior modification treatment for six months and have no new arrests. After that time, he can re-plead to harassment and potentially have his case sealed.If he successfully follows the terms and re-pleads to the lesser charge, Gooding can face a sentence to time served. If he does not comply with the terms, he could face up to one year in jail.CNN has contacted Gooding's attorney for additional comment.Read MoreThe delay-ridden case against Gooding first began in June 2019 when the actor was charged with forcible touching.An additional charge was brought against him in October 2019. He'd previously pleaded not guilty to those charges. Gooding's lawyers at one point filed...
    Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of forcibly touching a woman in a case in which the actor was accused of unwanted sexual contact by three women at New York City nightspots. The Academy Award-winning actor appeared before New York County Supreme Court acting Justice Curtis Farber to enter his plea for just one of the allegations. “I apologize for ever making anybody feel inappropriately touched,” Gooding said, according to the New York Times. HAWAII COUPLE DROPS RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST FLASH ACTOR EZRA MILLER Gooding, 54, had been accused by more than 20 women of groping or forcibly kissing and was facing a criminal trial in connection with three women who made allegations of inappropriate conduct at clubs in New York in 2018 and 2019. The actor was arrested in June 2019 after a woman told police he squeezed her breast without her consent at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square. He was also charged a few months later for allegedly pinching a woman’s buttocks at a Manhattan...
    Angela Weiss/Getty Images Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. has pleaded guilty to forcibly touching a woman at a New York City nightclub in 2018, according to the Associated Press.  Gooding was accused of unwanted sexual touching by three women, all of whom claimed he violated them in Manhattan restaurants and nightclubs in either 2018 or 2019. More than 20 women have also accused the actor of groping or kissing them in incidences that date back more than 20 years. In June 2019, Gooding was arrested after a 29-year-old woman claimed he squeezed her breast at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square without her consent. He was then charged with two more cases, as a woman claimed he pinched her butt and made sexually suggestive comments to her while she was a server at New York City’s TAO Downtown in 2018. Another woman accused him of forcibly touching her at LAVO New York nightclub — which he pleaded guilty to on Wednesday. Gooding had previously pleaded not guilty to six misdemeanor counts, denying all accusations of misconduct. The judge ultimately...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to forcibly touching a woman at a New York nightclub in 2018. The guilty plea came nearly three years after the the Oscar-winning “Jerry Maguire” star was arrested in the case that saw several delays as his lawyers sought to get charges reduced or dismissed. Gooding, 54, accused of violating three different women at various Manhattan night spots in 2018 and 2019, pleaded guilty to just one of the allegations. He told the judge he “kissed the waitress on her lips” without consent at the LAVO New York nightclub. Gooding’s plea deal calls for no jail time. If he continues counseling for six months, he can withdraw the misdemeanor plea and plead guilty to a lesser violation of harassment. Gooding was arrested in June 2019 after a 29-year-old woman told police he squeezed her breast without her consent at Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge near Times Square. A few months later, he was charged in two additional cases as more women came forward to accuse him of abuse....
    A Bronx man accused of smearing feces on a woman's face in a vile subway attack last week stuck his tongue out as he was led out of his arraignment hearing Tuesday night. Frank Abrokwa, 37, was arrested February 28 and charged with forcible touching, menacing, disorderly conduct and harassment, in connection with the stomach-churning attack.  Wearing a wearing brightly-colored 'Slam' magazine cover bomber jacket and NBA hat, Abrokwa cursed out Judge Wanda Licitra during his first court appearance at Bronx Criminal Court late Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.  Abrokwa said he was tired of waiting and demanded the judge hurry things up so he could be handed over to Brooklyn detectives who were waiting to question him in a hate crime investigation.   The Bronx man, who had been freed without bail in three other cases, had to face the judge for the attack that took place just three days after New York City Mayor Eric Adams rolled out the Subway Safety Plan meant to crack down on violence in crime-ridden transport system.     Surveillance video from the station that...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A judge has dismissed the misdemeanor forcible touching charge against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It was the only criminal charge filed against Cuomo, who resigned in the wake of a devastating report by Attorney General Letitia James found he sexually harassed 11 women. READ MORE: Legendary Actor Sidney Poitier Dies At 94Cuomo made a virtual appearance for the dismissal, and appeared on camera only briefly. He wore a black mask. “We have reviewed all of the available evidence and concluded we cannot successfully secure a conviction in this case,” assistant district attorney Jennifer McCanney said. Judge Holly Trexler said: “This court is acutely aware of the fact that the district attorney’s office has unfettered discretion to determine whether to prosecute a particular person or case.” The dismissal of the charge, which accused Cuomo of groping an aide in the executive mansion in 2020, removes what had been seen as the most serious legal threat to the Democrat. Former assistant Brittany Commisso said Cuomo groped her in the Executive Mansion in Albany. “He put his hand up...
    ALBANY, New York -- Albany District Attorney David Soares has declined to go forward with a forcible touching charge against former Governor Andrew Cuomo."While many have an opinion regarding the allegations against the former governor, the Albany County DA's Office is the only one who has a burden to prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt," Soares said in a statement. "While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence, we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial. As such we have notified the Court that we are declining to prosecute this matter and requesting the charges filed by the Albany County Sheriff be dismissed."The criminal charge was the only one to result from a report by the New York Attorney General's office that found Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. The decision to discontinue criminal prosecution is unrelated to any possible civil liability.RELATED: Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo charged with misdemeanor sex crime, court spokesman saysTwo other prosecutor's offices - in Westchester County and Nassau...
    (CNN)The Albany district attorney will not prosecute former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on a misdemeanor sex crime charge of forcible touching after reviewing the evidence in the case despite finding the complainant "cooperative" and "credible.""While many have an opinion regarding the allegations against the former Governor, the Albany County DA's Office is the only one who has a burden to prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt," Albany County District Attorney David Soares said in a statement Tuesday. "While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial," he said.The district attorney's office noted that the decision to discontinue criminal prosecution is unrelated "to any possible civil liability."Soares said in a November letter that filings in the misdemeanor forcible touching case against Cuomo are "potentially defective" and asked to delay Cuomo's arraignment on a charge filed by the Albany County Sheriff. Soares noted that the filing was "unilaterally and inexplicably filed" by Albany Sheriff Craig Apple's office...
    Albany County's district attorney will drop a criminal charge against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo for forcible touching, his office announced Tuesday. District Attorney David Soares, who foreshadowed the decision in calling the criminal complaint against Cuomo "potentially defective" in November, said his office concluded during its review that it "cannot meet [its] burden" of proof if it brings the charges to trial. "While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial. As such we have notified the Court that we are declining to prosecute this matter and requesting the charges filed by the Albany County Sheriff be dismissed," Soares said. "I, like most New Yorkers, remain deeply troubled by allegations like the ones at issue here. Such conduct has no place in government or in any workplace." WESTCHESTER COUNTY DA WON'T PROSECUTE CUOMO OVER 'CREDIBLE' ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT In November, Soares criticized Sheriff Craig Apple for "uniformly and inexplicably" filing the criminal complaint for forcible touching without the consent...
    ALBANY, New York (WABC) -- Albany District Attorney David Soares has declined to go forward with a forcible touching charge against former Governor Andrew Cuomo."While many have an opinion regarding the allegations against the former governor, the Albany County DA's Office is the only one who has a burden to prove the elements of a crime beyond a reasonable doubt," Soares said in a statement. "While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence, we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial. As such we have notified the Court that we are declining to prosecute this matter and requesting the charges filed by the Albany County Sheriff be dismissed."The criminal charge was the only one to result from a report by the New York Attorney General's office that found Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women.RELATED | Manhattan DA won't prosecute Andrew Cuomo over NY nursing home COVID deathsEMBED More News Videos The Manhattan District Attorney's Office will not file charges in connection with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's handling of COVID...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s attorney called on the New York state attorney general Monday to investigate the Albany County sheriff’s office’s handling of its investigation into a forcible touching charge against the former governor. In a letter to New York state Attorney General Letitia James, Cuomo’s lawyer Rita Glavin called for an investigation “into the unlawful disclosure to the New York Post of grand jury information relating to Governor Cuomo and the strong evidence that Albany County Sheriff Craig D. Apple was the source of that unlawful disclosure.” Web Extras: Read Glavin’s letter to AG James | Cuomo criminal complaint Cuomo was charged with forcible touching last month after former aide Brittany Commisso accused him of groping her at the Executive Mansion in 2019. A day after the charge was announced, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters the criminal summons was publicly released sooner than expected, but said the case was “solid.” Timeline: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals The former governor’s arraignment was pushed back last week...
    (CNN)Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's arraignment on a count of forcible touching has been postponed following a request from the Albany district attorney.Albany County District Attorney David Soares said court filings in the misdemeanor forcible touching case against Cuomo are "potentially defective" and asked to delay Cuomo's arraignment. This story is breaking and will be updated.
    ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn’t going to court anytime soon. His arraignment on forcible touching charges was delayed until early January after the Albany County district attorney told the judge he needed more time. READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Unveils Updated Plans To Revitalize Penn StationIn a letter to the judge, DA David Soares slammed the Albany sheriff for filing the case while prosecutors were still reviewing evidence, and for not including all the necessary paperwork. WEB EXTRA: Read the letter (.pdf) | Cuomo criminal complaint READ MORE: Cuomo Criminal Complaint Released Sooner Than Expected, But Case Is 'Solid,' Albany County Sheriff SaysCuomo is now due in court on Jan. 7 to enter a plea on misdemeanor charges of groping former aide Brittany Commisso. The sheriff has said Cuomo will have to be fingerprinted and photographed. The forcible touching charge carries a penalty of up to one year in jail. MORE NEWS: TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals 
    An Australian football player and his friend were charged with assault and forcible touching after groping a woman and beating up her male companion. According to The Daily News, Jordan De Goey, who plays for the Collingwood Football Club in Melbourne, and his friend Luke Dyson, an Australian tattoo artist, were partying at the Dream Hotel's PDH Rooftop lounge in Manhattan over the weekend. The two men later spotted and approached a woman to dance. NYC DETECTIVES STRUGGLE TO KEEP THE PEACE AMID LOW STAFFING, LACK OF SUPPORT Both men began groping the woman while dancing. The unidentified woman happened to be with a man, who was not pleased with the inappropriate touching of the woman. Police reports that in response to his displeasure, the man attempted to push both Dyson and De Goey, leading to an altercation between the three. Dyson then hit the man in the face with a bottle and a split his lip. De Goey and Dyson ganged up to attack the man in response to his push.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP...
    (CNN)The Albany County sheriff on Friday said information about a misdemeanor forcible touching allegation that his office had filed in an Albany court against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo had been posted quicker than his office anticipated, catching him and the local district attorney by surprise. But Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters he firmly believes his investigators' case against Cuomo is "solid." Cuomo, a Democrat who resigned from his post in August after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment, is the subject of a misdemeanor charge in connection with an alleged incident at the governor's mansion on December 7, 2020.Apple said his office filed paperwork with Albany City Court that came back "at a relatively accelerated rate.""We thought the documents were going to be reviewed. We weren't expecting a five-minute turnaround," Apple said at a news conference. "We filed the paperwork looking for which process we should follow: would they want to issue a criminal arrest warrant or a criminal summons?"Read MoreComplaint alleging a sex crime has been filed against former NY Gov. Andrew CuomoApple said he had...
    Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will appear in court in connection to charges of forcible touching, the Albany County Sheriff says. Cuomo, who was hit with the Class A misdemeanor charge Thursday, will appear in Albany City Court on Nov. 17 for allegedly committing "Unwanted Touching" against an unnamed victim, "at which point he will be processed and assumingly released," Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple announced Friday. "We have a solid case," he said during a Friday press conference at the Clarksville Public Safety Building in Albany, New York. ANDREW CUOMO CHARGED WITH FORCIBLE TOUCHING Rich Azzopardi, a representative for the former governor, slammed Apple's "unprecedented" actions as an "abuse of power and misconduct demonstrated by this Cowboy Sheriff." "Sheriff Apple, who has been a political opponent of the Governor's since the passage of the SAFE Act, is seeking headlines and not justice and his misconduct is undeniable," Azzopardi wrote in a statement released less than two hours before Apple's press conference. After Apple "publicly credited Tish Jame's [sic] report as evidence to pronounce the Governor guilty of...
    Disgraced former Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) will be arrested and booked next week for allegedly groping a former aide, reports the New York Post. It looks like, along with Michael Avenatti, another CNNLOL folk hero might be on his way to the slammer. The former aide, 33-year-old Brittany Commisso, alleges the 63-year-old Luv Guv “did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim…and onto her intimate body part.” Specifically, according to an interview she gave,  Commisso claims Cuomo “put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my bra.” According to the report, Cuomo will be charged with “forcible touching,” a misdemeanor with a maximum one-year jail sentence. The Post says that a “summons has been issued directing the former governor to appear in Albany City Court on Nov. 17” and that he is “expected to surrender to authorities sometime next week to be arrested and booked[.]” The rich Hollywood Elites who coddled and gushed over Democrat Party icon Andrew Cuomo should be ashamed for enabling him. When will...
    Share this: A criminal complaint filed by a police investigator with a court in Albany has accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime, though there was confusion Thursday over whether the document was made public by mistake. The one-page complaint, filed by an investigator with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, accused Cuomo of putting his hand under a woman’s shirt on Dec. 7, 2020. The document didn’t name the woman but Cuomo had been publicly accused of groping an aide, Brittany Commisso, at the executive mansion in Albany last year around that date. The office of the county’s district attorney, David Soares, which would handle any prosecution and was involved in the investigation, issued a statement saying it had been caught off guard by the filing.
    By Michael Hill | Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — A criminal complaint filed by a police investigator with a court in Albany has accused former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of committing a misdemeanor sex crime, though there were reports Thursday that the document might have been submitted in error. The brief complaint, filed by an investigator with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, accused Cuomo of putting his hand under a woman’s shirt on Dec. 7, 2020. The document didn’t name the woman but Cuomo had been publicly accused of groping an aide, Brittany Commisso, at the executive mansion in Albany last year. The Albany County district attorney’s office and Albany County Sheriff did not immediately return messages but the Times Union, of Albany, quoted unnamed officials as saying the complaint had been issued “prematurely” by the court and that a final decision hadn’t been made about whether Cuomo would face charges. Cuomo’s lawyer and spokesperson didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment. Commisso, who was an executive assistant for Cuomo, says he reached under her shirt and fondled her when...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Criminal complaint filed with court accuses former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of forcible touching. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has been charged with forcible touching related to his alleged groping of a former aide, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday. We often write “This is a breaking news story and may be updated” at the end of breaking news stories, for obvious reasons. But Thursday afternoon has featured an absolute bizarro saga involving the criminal charges apparently being filed against Cuomo, leaked to the press, revealed to have been erroneously (or perhaps prematurely) filed, and then somehow re-filed or properly filed in the first place or who even knows what’s happening anymore. The headline to this post has changed at least half a dozen times as your friendly neighborhood Mediaite contributing editor has attempted to write it up and it’s entirely possible that by the time we hit “publish,” the whole story will have twisted around in an entirely new direction. OK, deep breath. Here’s how it all unfolded. Cuomo resigned earlier this year after being accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by multiple women, including former aide Brittany Commisso, whose allegations...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing criminal charges. It’s an outgrowth of Attorney General Letitia James‘ sexual harassment investigation, CBS2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday. READ MORE: Cuomo criminal complaint The charge is forcible touching. The complaint, filed by the Albany County sheriff, charges Cuomo with intentionally touching a former aide, “for the purpose of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires.” It came after former aide Brittany Commisso brought the case to the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. “To me, this was a dream job and, unfortunately, it turned into a nightmare,” Commisso said back in early August. TIMELINE: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Resigns In Wake Of Sexual Harassment, Nursing Home Scandals Commisso was talking about her charge that Cuomo groped her at the Executive Mansion while working with him on his state of the state speech. At the time, he asked her to take a selfie using her phone. The incident led to a formal misdemeanor complaint being filed by the Albany County sheriff. “He put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my...
    Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching. Cuomo, who has repeatedly denied all allegations of inappropriate touching, is being charged with a misdemeanor complaint that is categorized as a sex crime, a court official told the Washington Examiner. "A Misdemeanor Complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court," Lucian Chalfen, director of public information for the New York State Unified Court System, told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. "As this is a sex crime, a redacted complaint will be available shortly." 'THIS IS WRONG': CUOMO ATTORNEY CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF LETITIA JAMES'S REPORT The charge is forcible touching, a class A misdemeanor, a clerk at the Albany Criminal Court told New York Focus. The former governor was accused of sexual misconduct during his decade in office, including an allegation that he reached under accuser Brittany Commisso's shirt and grabbed her breast while at the Executive Mansion in Albany, New York. Even after Cuomo stepped down, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said he would continue his inquiry into him. "It was...
    Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching, a Class A misdemeanor, a clerk at Albany Criminal Court confirmed to The Daily Beast on Thursday. The alleged victim’s identity is unknown, and further details of the allegation are unclear. More to come
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will stand trial February 1 on charges he groped women in Manhattan bars or nightclubs in 2018 and 2019, a judge said Monday.Gooding has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor forcible touching and sexual abuse charges.In October 2018, Gooding allegedly pinched the buttocks of a woman in the TAO downtown nightclub on 9th Avenue. When confronted, he claimed he had only touched her back.In June 2019, Gooding allegedly made a sexually suggestive remark to a woman at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar inside the Moxy Hotel on 7th Avenue. He then put his hand on the woman's left breast and squeezed it without her consent, court records said.The alleged victim had sat down at the bar where Gooding was with Claudine De Niro, actor Robert De Niro's ex-daughter-in-law. Prosecutors said the encounter was caught on video.Prosecutors have also said they've talked to a dozen more women who claim Gooding inappropriately touched them.Most of the alleged incidents occurred in other states but the Manhattan District Attorney's office would like at least some of these...
    NEW YORK -- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will stand trial in New York for forcible touching and sexual abuse beginning October 18, a judge said Tuesday.The charges stem from an alleged encounter in 2013 with a woman at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in the Moxy Times Square Hotel.The lawsuit, filed publicly in Manhattan federal court, alleged that the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" actor attacked the woman, identified in court papers as "Jane Doe" to protect her privacy after she met him at a Greenwich Village VIP lounge.Attorney Mark Heller, who represents the 52-year-old actor, said the "alleged event never took place.""And my client is totally innocent of any of these false allegations and we're confident it will be dismissed," he said."She's probably just somebody who's looking for some glory to bask in the publicity and notoriety of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s case," he added.Gooding already faces misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual abuse and forcible touching related to claims women have previously made against him. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.Heller has called the state court allegations "incredulous"...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. will stand trial in New York for forcible touching and sexual abuse beginning October 18, a judge said Tuesday.The charges stem from an alleged encounter in 2013 with a woman at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge in the Moxy Times Square Hotel.(Video in media player from previous report from August 2020)The lawsuit, filed publicly in Manhattan federal court, alleged that the Oscar-winning "Jerry Maguire" actor attacked the woman, identified in court papers as "Jane Doe" to protect her privacy after she met him at a Greenwich Village VIP lounge.Attorney Mark Heller, who represent the 52-year-old actor, said the "alleged event never took place.""And my client is totally innocent of any of these false allegations and we're confident it will be dismissed," he said."She's probably just somebody who's looking for some glory to bask in the publicity and notoriety of Cuba Gooding Jr.'s case," he added.Gooding already faces misdemeanor criminal charges of sexual abuse and forcible touching related to claims women have previously made against him. He has pleaded not guilty...
    OLD BETHPAGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Huntington man faces sexual abuse and forcible touching charges involving a 17-year-old girl, Nassau County police said. Police say the girl told them she had been inappropriately touched by her employer Zvonimir Bosnjak at Phoenix Gymnastics in Old Bethpage. She told police Bosnjak allegedly touched her inappropriately over the course of the year, starting in December of 2019. She reported the alleged incidents to police on Dec. 16 of this year. Bosnjak, 60, was arrested without incident. He faces arraignment on Jan. 7. Police are asking for anyone else who think they may have been victimized by Bosnjark to contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous. More From CBS New York: Police: Man Grabs 17-Year-Old’s Buttocks, Spits In Her Face On Queens Bus ‘Christmas Miracle’: NYPD Officer Already Home After Being Shot In The Back In Brooklyn; Suspect In Custody 1 Dead In Crash Involving Wrong-Way Driver In Peekskill; 6-Year-Old Girl Survives Crash  
    A man was busted at a Lower Manhattan subway station Wednesday afternoon for allegedly groping a 20-year-old woman, police said. Eliardy Lopez, 46, flailed his arms and resisted arrest while being cuffed at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station around 12:30 p.m., cops said. The victim told cops he had touched “her intimate body part” as she stood on the southbound platform of the 4 train, police said. Lopez was charged with forcible touching, forcible touching on a bus or train, resisting arrest, sexual abuse 3 and harassment, cops said. It wasn’t immediately clear if Lopez had any prior arrests for similar incidents. A variety of politicians have called for bans on serial public transportation perverts.
    A man was busted at a Lower Manhattan subway station Wednesday afternoon for allegedly groping a 20-year-old woman, police said. Eliardy Lopez, 46, flailed his arms and resisted arrest while being cuffed at the Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall station around 12:30 p.m., cops said. The victim told cops he had touched “her intimate body part” as she stood on the southbound platform of the 4 train, police said. Lopez was charged with forcible touching, forcible touching on a bus or train, resisting arrest, sexual abuse 3 and harassment, cops said. Eliardy Lopez is arrested for allegedly groping a 20-year-old woman. William Farrington William Farrington William Farrington William Farrington William Farrington William Farrington Ad Up Next Close Blake Anderson moves from Workaholics to Woke Blake Anderson is moving from a "Workaholic" to being "Woke." 6 View Slideshow Back Continue Share this: Facebook Twitter Flipboard WhatsApp Email Copy September 9, 2020 It wasn’t immediately clear if Lopez had any prior arrests for similar incidents. A variety of politicians have called for...
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