Police have arrested a Long Island man who they suspect was depicted in a cellphone video rubbing his genitals against a sleeping 15-year-old girl on a New York City subway in Queens.
Kenneth Kou, of Albertson, New York, was arrested at around 6.30pm on Wednesday on charges of sexual abuse, forcible touching and acting in manner injurious to a child.
The incident occurred at around 3.45pm last Sunday on a No 7 train near the Junction Boulevard station in Corona, Queens.
Kenneth Kou (left and right), 28, was arrested on sexual abuse and related counts on Wednesday, four days after police say he was caught on video rubbing his genitals on a sleeping teenager (pictured)
Kou, seen in an Instagram photo, has been charged with sexual abuse, forcible touching and acting in manner injurious to a child
Kou shared this smiling selfie on social media two days after the subway assault
Another passenger began filming the man, now believed to be Kou, after he allegedly pressed his body against the victim’s torso and head as she slept.
The person who made the video was said to have yelled at the perpetrator to stop touching the teenager and then reported the incident to police.
The suspect was last seen fleeing the train at the Junction Boulevard stop, the
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a black turtleneck, gray shorts and mostly grey sneakers with yellow, blue and white accents.
New York City Crimestoppers shared the video of the man, saying he was wanted for sexual abuse and offering an award of up to $2,500 for information about his identity and whereabouts.
According to police, a person who recognized Kou from the video called in a tip saying he was at an undisclosed location in Nassau County, Long Island, leading to his capture, reported
An Instagram page associated with Kou reveals that he has an unspecified office job and dances hip hop in his free time.
Another passenger filmed the man, now believed to be Kou, pressing his body against the 15-year-old’s torso and head as she slept on a No 7 train in Queens Sunday
Kou was arrested by police acting on a tip from someone who recognized him from the video
Kou lives in Albertson, New York, has an office job and dances hip hop on the side