The 16-year-old had her first encounter with Rajesh Gami, 59, whereas ready on the platform of a northbound No. four prepare on March 28, when she observed him standing shut by — then boarding the prepare along with her and remaining subsequent to her, in response to police and a supply aware of the case.
The teenager, who routinely took the No. four prepare from 59th Avenue station in Manhattan to get to highschool within the Bronx, advised cops she had 4 extra run-ins with Gami, throughout which he would sit or stand subsequent to her.
The incidents continued to escalate, the supply mentioned.
The second time, he allegedly touched her hand, in response to the supply. Subsequent, he allegedly rubbed her facet whereas sitting subsequent to her. The fourth time round, he allegedly groped her buttocks, the supply added.
And in mid-April, Gami allegedly rubbed the again of his hand on her vagina, over her garments, in response to the supply.
The sufferer, who’s from Queens, advised her classmate in regards to the incidents and reported them to her college counselor, who referred to as 911.
The NYPD then assembled a Transit Particular Victims process power to “ghost” the sufferer whereas she went by her regular subway routine.
The duty power adopted the teenager on Wednesday throughout her commute to highschool, however didn’t see Gami.
The following day, they waited on the No. four platform whereas the sufferer arrived and stood in her normal spot to attend for her prepare.
This time, Gami confirmed up and was arrested when he tried to method her, the supply mentioned.
Gami was charged with a number of counts of forcible touching, stalking, intercourse abuse and harassment, police mentioned. That is his first arrest with the NYPD.