By Jonathan Sperling
It has been zero weeks since the last reported subway sex crime in Queens.
Just one day after a man exposed himself and touched his genitals in front of a woman on the E train, police say another subway perv has struck, as reported sex crimes rise citywide.
Police are still looking for a man who allegedly “manipulated” his private parts in front of a 48-year-old woman as the two rode on a Manhattan-bound A train at around 5:30 a.m. on March 21.
The incident occurred at the Broad Channel subway station and the victim exited at the Rockaway Parkway subway station in Ozone Park. Police describe the suspect as a white man, in his fifties; last seen wearing multi-colored cap, blue jacket and blue jeans.
Subway sex crimes on are on the rise, with 165 incidents reported through March 17, The New York Times wrote on Wednesday. That’s a 10 percent increase compared with the same period last year. Reports of misdemeanor sex crimes are also on the rise outside of the subway, according to NYPD data.
Citywide misdemeanor sex crime reports rose 25 percent this year when compared to the same time period in 2018, increasing from 641 to 803, while nearly every other crime category has decreased.