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Jackson Heights Man Arrested After Allegedly Groping Same 13-Year-Old Twice on Trains in Long Island City, 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 the same 13-year-old girl twice on separate occasions while on trains in Queens and Manhattan last month.

Walter Polanco, 66, 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 in Long Island City 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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19 Comments

Butter weeda and 9trey

Ah yes . he’s out again?? election time is coming what jurist will put him away?? Votes and the pension is in jeopardy. Let em go why not isn’t that the demorat way?? Advocate for garbage like this for the sake of a vote

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Lisa

I’m pretty sure I reported this guy to the transit people at grand central for lewd behavior on the 7 about two months ago.

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LIC Direct

I was on the 7 train several weeks ago during the late rush hour and saw him acting suspiciously, undressing a young girl with his lewd, salivating stare. I am sure he’s a sexual predator – has a small head, ears pushed forward, probably an IQ of an imbecile, should check Mr. Polanco’s immigration status and ship him back to where he came from, call ICE have him checked out.

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Anonymous

By any chance, was he singing “I grope you once I grope you twice. I won’t let go at any price…” when he committed his crimes?

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Tracey

We have come to a new low when we find the humor in sexual assault on a minor. Tell that joke when it’s a 13yr old you care about.

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Anonymous

Relax, Mrs. Perriwinkle. We’re mocking the elephant-eared groper, not making light of the poor girl’s assault.

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Sara Ross

They should also charge him with stalking. Why must race always play into everything? A crime is a crime – whether the person who’s committing is black, white, plaid, purple or rainbow colored. It’s the person – not the color of their skin.

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MRLIC

The “White Men” comment sounds racist, where is the backlash? If it were against another race there would be at least 10 racist comments here.

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wahhhh

Lol the right is so sensitive. that comment said “some, I assume, are good people” like Trump said. So how is that bad?

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AlmadeCubano

Poor Walter mistakenly thought it was ok for old white men from Queens to “grab ’em by the cat.” Like our freaking fraudulent treasonous president donnie the loser.

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Marco Polo

Keep your bigotry to yourself. Racist comments against white men is still racism.

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well said

Agreed, just because the president said it’s ok for this criminal to do what he did, doesn’t mean we can be bigots.

When white men send their people, they aren’t sending their best. They’re molestors, and some, I assume, are good people.

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anonymous

You’re pretending this guy is white. I’m sure which box he checked on the last census..oh wait.

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Clee Torres

Not that it makes a difference but based on that surname, I think you might be mistaken sir.

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Anonymous

Why you think he’s white because he look it. Check out his name… ignorant

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MRLIC

This is the sort of reprehensible behavior Roy Moore was accused of that won him Trump’s endorsement. I’m glad he finally got arrested, hopefully he gets more jail time than Paul Manafort.

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ok

Interesting 25-year-old reference to use for your WHATABOUT. I think I’ve heard the name in my history book.

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