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New York man arrested after rubbing himself against woman on train

By Mason White 7:12 PM February 9, 2013
Cody Santiago 

By: Shifra Unger
A man was arrested and charged after he rubbed himself against a woman on a crowded train, according to a statement by the New York Police Department.

The Brooklyn, New York, man who promised to change his life after snatching a purse from a woman in a wheelchair was arrested for groping a woman on the subway in Manhattan, police said Friday.

The police handcuffed Cody Santiago, 20, after he was seen rubbing his crotch against a 27-year-old woman on train Number 5 in Union Square at 5:30 pm on Thursday, police said.

Police sources said the arrest was the 10th for Santiago since he was arrested for assaulting a 76-year-old in a wheelchair near his home in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Santiago vowed at the time to turn his life around once he got out of jail.
He pleaded guilty, but his string of arrests since his release includes at least two charges for sexual offenses, police sources said.

He was released without bail after being arraigned on charges of sexual abuse Friday morning.