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'Well-Dressed Groper' Still Wanted By NYPD As New Surveillance Photos Are Released

Posted: 05/11/2012 10:20 am Updated: 05/11/2012 10:20 am

Well Dressed Groper

The NYPD has released new photos of the "well-dressed groper" who remains at large after a man was falsely accused and cleared of all charges linking him to the string of sexual assaults.

The newly released surveillance images show the suspect going through the subway turnstiles at the Chambers and Centre Street subway station on March 30 when a 22-year old woman was forcibly touched between the legs by the groper.

Police have also connected an additional assault to the suspect stemming from February 26 near Varick and King Streets.

In February, police began searching for the so-called "well-dressed groper" after two Upper East Side women were allegedly attacked by the man. One of the women told police the suspect approached her and then grabbed her inner thigh before running away.

26-year old Karl Vanderwoude, a bible study group leader and financial worker, was arrested on April 13 in connection to the serial gropings, but was soon released and cleared of all charges after Vanderwoude's employers proved he had been working at the time of the gropings.

The suspect is described as a white male in his thirties, clean shaven, 5 feet 11 inches tall, and 180 pounds.

Surveillance video from the Upper East Side attacks:

Karl Vanderwoude's court appearance:

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Filed by Inae Oh  |