Young actress is groped and pushed onto the tracks
Police busted a 24-year-old man Sunday they say groped a young actress on a Greenwich Village subway platform and then pushed her onto the tracks.
Cops took Kimani Stephenson into custody at his home in the Lillian Wald Houses in the East Village late Saturday, sources said. About 3 a.m. Sunday, they charged him with attempted murder, assault and sex abuse.
Cops were lead to his home by a tip after releasing surveillance photos of the suspect hours after the Friday attack on the F train platform at 14th St. and video early Saturday.
“No comment,” a woman told the Daily News from behind the door of Stephenson’s apartment hours after his arrest. “I don’t know, so no comment.”
Victim Bonnie Currie was transferring to the No. 1 train when she was attacked.
“He came up behind me and he grabbed one of my boobs with one hand, and he grabbed my vagina,” Currie told the Daily News Friday. “I told him to f–k off and he pushed me onto the train tracks.”
After three shocked fellow straphangers helped her back onto the tracks, she was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she was scheduled for wrist surgery. She also suffered a torn ligament in her left shoulder and a bruised femur.
“It’s that nightmare every woman has in New York — and it happened,” Currie said of the attack. “It was terrifying and unreal.”
Actress pushed on tracks by subway groper calls attack ‘unreal’
Stephenson said nothing as he was lead out of the 28th Precinct stationhouse after being charged Sunday. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court.
He has five prior arrests going back to 2008, according to police sources. One is for jumping a turnstile, one is for robbery and the other three are sealed, sources said.