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Jackson Heights Man Arrested After Allegedly Groping 13-Year-Old Twice Aboard Trains in Queens, Manhattan: NYPD

Walter Polanco, who allegedly groped a 13-year-old girl twice last month. (NYPD Crime Stoppers)

March 8, 2019 Staff Report

A Jackson Heights man was arrested yesterday after allegedly fondling a 13-year-old girl twice on separate occasions while on trains in Queens and Manhattan last month.

Walter Polanco, a 66-year-old who lives on 92nd Street, was charged with stalking to the second degree and forcible touching, and is accused of groping the young girl in February incidents two weeks apart from one another.

Polanco allegedly touched the victim’s inner thigh while they were both inside a Flushing-bound 7 train approaching Queensboro Plaza on the morning of Feb. 12.

On the morning of Feb. 26, the two were aboard a northbound 5 train in Manhattan when he allegedly touched her upper thigh area before stepping off the train at 149th Street – Grand Concourse.

His arrest comes one day after police released his images to the public.

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9 Comments

Luke

I grew up in Jackson Heights. This has been going on for at least 60 years. The girls I knew who commuted to school carried hat pins to stab the gropers.

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wat

Is there any indication that he was here illegally, at all?

Or are you just obsessed with immigrants since Trump said they’re rapists?

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TC on 32.

He will do again when he gets out .
Repeat offender, he probably abused his own family

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Captain Obvious

These predators should be behind bars for a long time,
These animals are repeat offenders

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