Cops arrested a 37-year-old yoga instructor in connection to the sickening spree of groping attacks by a moped-rider in Manhattan, law enforcement sources told The Post Saturday.
Detectives from the Manhattan Special Victims Squad busted suspect James White, Friday afternoon around 5 p.m. near Grand and Forsyth streets in the Lower East Side, after spotting him riding a red and black moped similar to the one used by the suspect wanted in the attacks, police sources said.
White was allegedly behind six of the nine attacks — including one with an 11-year-old victim — that first began Aug. 2, at Sixth Avenue and West 50th Street, the sources said. The last reported attack was Monday in the East Village, said cops.
In each case, the suspect rolled up to his female victims on a red and black moped, and grabbed their breasts without uttering a word.
“He was wearing a mask and a hoodie and looking at the women walking around,” said a law-enforcement source. “It’s a good thing he was arrested especially now that school is opening and there will be a lot more young women walking in the area.”
White, of Manhattan, was charged with sex abuse in the first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor regarding one case involving an 11 year old and six counts of forcible touching, said Special Victims Squad Sgt. Jonathan Cruz.