Police arrest man accused of groping 12-year-old girl in the Bronx

FORDHAM MANOR, the Bronx — Police have arrested the man accused of groping a 12-year-old girl in the Bronx.

Authorities say the girl was in the vicinity of Jerome Avenue and West 193rd Street in the Bronx on Wednesday shortly before 5:30 p.m. when she noticed a man taking photos of her from behind.

The man then came up to her and grabbed her buttocks before fleeing on Jerome Avenue.

Xavier Rodriguez, 24, was taken into custody Sunday evening and faces charges of sex abuse and forcible touching.