NYPD special victims detective accused of sexually abusing young girl

BROOKLYN — An NYPD detective is accused of sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl, police said.

Juan Jimenez, 37, was taken into custody while he was at work Friday evening, authorities said.

Police said Jimenez, a detective with the Special Victims Unit, groped the young girl and tried to kiss her inside his Brooklyn apartment building.

He faces charges of sex abuse, forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than 17, authorities said.

Jimenez is the second New York City employee to be arrested for allegedly sexually abusing minors.

Kevin Lemon, an employee of the Department of Education, was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing a 9-year-old girl at a school.

Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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