By Christina Carrega
A Queens man faces up to a year on Rikers Island for inappropriately touching a 4-year-old girl and threatening to shoot her mother onboard a subway train in the Bronx.
Kwame Johnson was arrested on New Year’s Day for grabbing a little girl’s buttock on Dec. 27 while seated next to her on a southbound No. 4 train.
Around 11:30 p.m., Johnson entered the subway car at Jerome Avenue and West 183rd Street station and sat down next to the left side of the little girl. The mother allegedly spotted Johnson slip his right hand under her daughter’s buttocks.
Police said that when the woman confronted Johnson, he threatened to shoot her.
The mother moved away from Johnson with her daughter and snapped a photo of him with her cellphone. Johnson, 42, got off the train at Grand Central Station.
The Breezy Point man is pending arraignment in Bronx Criminal Court for sex abuse, forcible touching, acting in a manner injurious to a child, third-degree menacing and two counts of second-degree harassment charges — all misdemeanors.