Cops arrested a 68-year-old straphanger they saw grinding up against a 20-year-old woman on a Midtown subway train, officials said Thursday.
A plainclothes cop first spotted Joseph Wilenkin, of Crown Heights, Brooklyn, on the platform at Grand Central Station, where the suspect was eyeing women up while letting a train pass about 4:50 p.m. Monday, court papers allege.
The suspicious undercover followed Wilenkin onto the next uptown No. 6 train and saw him allegedly push his groin against the woman’s backside, despite there being plenty of space behind him.
When the victim moved away, Wilenkin pushed his groin against her a second time, prosecutors claim. He then bent at the knees to stare at her face and rear end, according to court papers.
The disgusted victim dashed off the train at E. 86th St. and cops arrested Wilenkin.
“I could feel his front and side in by back,” the woman told police, sources said. “I stepped forward and he would move closer”
“When I turned around, I would see him staring at me,” the rattled woman added.
A judge ordered Wilenkin’s released without bail during a brief court appearance Thursday morning. He is charged with forcible touching and sex abuse.