Suspected sexual predator targeting young girls in Brooklyn arrested

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BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (PIX11) -- An arrest has been made in the case of a suspected sexual predator who was targeting young girls -- ages 11 and 14 -- in Brooklyn, police sid.

Guillermo Tambriz , 21, of Brooklyn, was arrested Wednesday, hours after several local news outlets, including PIX11 News, published photos released by police allegedly showing him after the attacks occurred.

He faces two counts of attempted sexual abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, NYPD said.

Police said Tambriz has struck at least twice, each time sexually assaulting a young girl as she walked down the street.

Investigators on Wednesday released photos and video of a man they say committed the crimes.

The first attack happened about 3 p.m. March 4 in front of 6601 Duryea Court in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. It was there that the man walked up to an 11-year-old girl, grabbed her crotch and then ran away, police said.

A surveillance camera captured this image March 10, 2015, of a man suspected of sexually assaulting at least two young girls in separate instances in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. (Photo: NYPD)

A surveillance camera captured this image March 10, 2015, of a man suspected of sexually assaulting at least two young girls in separate instances in the Bensonhurst section of Brooklyn. (Photo: NYPD)

He most recently struck Tuesday, when a 14-year-old girl was attacked in the same neighborhood, police said. It happened about 7:20 a.m. in front of 1615 66th St. The culprit approached the young teen, grabbed her thigh and ran away.

After the first incident, a surveillance camera caught the attacker as he walked away, looking over his shoulder as he escaped. In the second attack, a camera caught a still image of the culprit, pictured at left.