Manhattan's Dapper Serial Groper Busted; Alleged Perv Karl Vanderwoude Works For Private Equity Firm

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Cops say the man above is Karl Vanderwoude, Manhattan's alleged serial groper.
New York City's most dapper alleged serial groper was arrested yesterday at his apartment in Park Slope after authorities determined that he's responsible for the gropings of several women in Manhattan over the last several months.

The kicker: the alleged groper, 26-year-old Karl Vanderwoude, apparently is a staffer at an international private equity firm.

Vanderwoude is allegedly one of several serial gropers operating in New York City right now. More on that here.

Vanderwoude's first alleged groping happened on February 26, when police say he grabbed the crotch of a 31-year-old woman near Varick and King streets.

His next alleged attack happened the next day when police say he grabbed the butt of a 19-year-old woman walking on 2nd Avenue near East 67th Street.

It's also alleged that on March 30, Vanderwoude put his hand between the legs of a 22-year-old woman as she was walking to a subway near Chambers Street.

Initially, police suspected the same groper was responsible for another groping on February 25. However, he hasn't been charged in that groping yet.

Vanderwoude reportedly is an operations coordinator for MVision Private Equity, an international corporate advisory firm with offices at 41 Madison Avenue.

A rep at the firm declined comment about the alleged groper in the company's midst and referred us to a corporate spokesperson who is yet to return our call.

Vanderwoude faces multiple counts of forcible touching and one count of unlawful surveillance.

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11 comments
Pedro
Pedro

See we were right all along, ALL CHARGES GOING TO BE DROPPED! Against Vanderwoude.

Mwvw
Mwvw

It's really sad when extreme pressure from high political figures forces law enforcement to act in haste, and in error, to capture someone just to quiet an issue and appease the public.  This is more important than being even somewhat certain that they have arrested the right person, and the fact that a completely innocent person's life, reputation, and finances may be destroyed.  The media all the more publicizes this capture and supposed resolution to public fear, and exposes even further destruction on some innocent person.

Karl doesn't have the money to pay the bond to keep him out of a harmful jail and the legal fees to subsequently prove his innocence.  Neither do his parents, who now must take out a mortgage loan on their equity line of credit to pay these high fees.  A good attorney with high fees is required here because this legal fight must go against political and media pressure, as well as the normal court proceedings proving any innocence.  Must an innocent person, or his parents, now forever be in debt and suffer financial hardship because extreme political and media pressure forced law enforcement to arrest their innocent son?

supportkarl
supportkarl

Its good to see people can see so clearly that Karl is the wrong guy. Support him and his family as they go through such a hellish experience. Karl has been a good friend for a long time. This is scary and seems like it could happen to any of us. http://welldressedgentlemen.ca...

Anthony Paige
Anthony Paige

This man is innocent. It is sickening to watch how the vultures of the media have tarred and lynched someone without a single shred of tangible evidence.

Osbornj3
Osbornj3

The pictures don't look anything like him!  Too bad the world pushes so hard they arrest the wrong guy!

scallywag
scallywag

Could it be the adrenalin rush of working in the finance industry that got the groper looking for more and his dapper attire the perfect disguise for the nasty gunk inside.

http://scallywagandvagabond.co...

Pedro
Pedro

Fox 5 put the video camera freeze frame photo side by side to the footage of him getting into the police car.  His eyebrows don't look the same, and the man arrested looks alittle fatter than the freeze frame photo man.

Joeyv
Joeyv

It's the wrong guy

Joeyv
Joeyv

And all of these media outlets, and the police, will have egg on their faces

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