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Camera Phone Nabs Perv on NYC Subway

In New York City, a subway pervert has been nailed thanks to a camera phone – unfortunately, this story has nothing to do with Subway's Jared Fogel or those recent allegations that he was the porno king of his college.

No, this scum goes by the name of Jay Arungah. He's accused of exposing himself and molesting a 30-year-old woman on New York's B and Q subway lines. According to the victim, Arungah stared at her before exposing himself and lighting a cigarette. When she moved, Arungah followed. When the victim tried to escape at the next station, he pressed himself against her.

When the woman was finally able to escape the train, Arungah followed her. She reached a phone and dialed 911, but not before pulling out her camera phone and snapping a photo of Arungah. When police arrived, Arungah was arrested.

While the victim in this case chose to share the photo of her assailant with police, a site we recently reported on allows women to share similar photos with the entire Internet. HollaBackNYC is a site where women can snap camera phone shots of pervs making cat calls or inappropriate gestures, and then upload and blog about them (location, what was said, etc.).

And, as if perverts in New York didn't have it hard enough already with HollaBack, city councilman Peter Vallone Jr has just introduced a so called 'Peeping Tom Law' that would make leering sexually at another person a crime punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. Vallone introduced the legislation after several female constituents complained of a man standing under the stairwell at a particular subway station each morning to catch peeks up skirts.

From Gothamist

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