Charged With Sex Abuse
Ismael Rodrigus, 20, of 71-15 Beach channel Drive, was arrested Friday night and charged with sexual abuse 1, sexual abuse 3, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Rodriquez is believed to have come up behind a 21 year Arverne old woman on Beach 67 street on May 31 and attempted to fondle her. The woman, who was on her way to work at the time of the alleged attack, is reported to have fought him off. According to police, she came straight to them after the alleged incident.
An investigation into the charges led to Rodriguez’s arrest Friday and he found himself at the 100th Precinct appearing in a serious of lineups before some of his former victims. In addition to the young Arverne woman who first alerted police to Rodriquez, three other victims are reported to have come forward to identify him.
-JOAN WARD GEORGE