Authorities arrested a man accused of groping an off-duty NYPD traffic officer in a subway station who is a registered sex offender with more than 168 arrests on his record.
A man wanted for groping an off-duty NYPD traffic agent in a Brooklyn subway station is a registered sex offender with hundreds of prior arrests, authorities said. https://t.co/M3mPVIZb1l
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The off-duty officer took a picture of her alleged attacker as she got off the train in Manhattan at the 1st Avenue station. Authorities immediately identified Verdelli as a registered sex offender who lives in Brooklyn with more than 50 arrests in Manhattan alone and dozens more elsewhere.
Verdelli was previously arrested after allegedly groping a woman on a PATH train in 2012 in New Jersey. At the time, authorities said his record included 168 arrests in New York and New Jersey. (RELATED: Bat-Wielding Subway Rider Threatens Armed Retired NYPD Officer. It Does Not Go Well For Him)
Most of his arrests were misdemeanors involving drugs or trespassing.
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