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Jackson Heights Deacon Arrested For Allegedly Groping 27-Year-Old Woman on Subway

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Dec. 19, By Tara Law

A Jackson Heights deacon and father of two has been charged for allegedly groping a woman on the subway last week.

Jaime Pinzon, a 55-year-old architect and Jackson Heights resident, allegedly touched a 27-year-old woman’s genitals over her clothing on Dec. 12 on a southbound F train.

The incident allegedly occurred at around 9:30 a.m. near 47-50th Streets/Rockefeller Center and 57th Street/ 6th Avenue, according to court documents.

The woman told police she tried to move away from Pinzon but that he continued to press his hand against her crotch, according to published reports.

The victim, police said, took pictures of the man using her cellphone and gave them to the authorities.

Parishioners at the church where Pinzon is a deacon, St. Joan of Arc Parish in Jackson Heights, reportedly recognized him from the photos and notified police.

He was arrested Dec. 15 at his Jackson Heights home and charged with two counts of forcible touching and one count of sexual abuse.

The DA initially requested a $1,000 bail be set, but he was released on his own recognizance.

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simplesimon

You have to be so careful on a crowded subway. It doesn’t take much for someone to make an allegation on a crowded train. Everybody has been manhandled whether we want to be or not on a morning rushour. Feel sorry for him but also the victim if there is a victim
Allegations can ruin someone. No winners here

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Esteban Escobar

I am very disappointed at this artical. I am family member, and I think this woman is telling lies, or confused. She definetly got the wrong person. I known him for a long time he is nothing like a pervert.

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Eternal skeptic

I know Jimmy personally and am shocked by the allegations. He’s a lovely person in spite of being a Catholic.

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Justwow

Let me get this right, he sexually assaulted a woman (by definition and law) and just released freely? If he would do this to a woman in a public train imagine what he does behind closed doors….

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simplesimon

Why cast aspersions on a whole group of people for the supposed crimes of one person. You see what I mean. I hope so

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Vlad

To many mentally defect fellas stay close to church or other gods house! Only one way to fix that problem with gods sheeps, cuts the balls

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