A profession prison allegedly groped a teenage lady in Instances Sq. – then clocked her dad within the face, prosecutors claimed.
Gregory Wyche, 57, was arraigned for a collection of crimes in Manhattan Saturday — together with the alleged intercourse abuse of a 13-year-old lady — after he turned himself in at his household’s insistence.
Wyche was introduced up on a number of assault and sexual abuse costs in addition to harassment and endangering the welfare of a minor in Manhattan Prison Court docket.
Wyche allegedly grabbed the lady’s rear finish in Instances Sq. on Aug. 7 after which punched her father, prosecutors mentioned.
He’s additionally accused of beating up a person and stealing his automotive on thirty fourth Avenue in Murray Hill in Could and stealing somebody’s credit score and debit public profit playing cards, which officers mentioned he used to steal greater than a $1,000 value of products, together with a fraudulent cost at an Inwood liquor retailer on Aug. 14.
Public defender Joseph Payne informed the court docket that Wyche was really the proprietor of the automotive within the Murray Hill incident. He additionally claimed the lady’s father began a combat with Wyche in Instances Sq. and denied that he by no means groped the teenager.
Payne mentioned Wyche turned himself into detectives after seeing safety footage of himself on tv. That declare was corroborated by prosecutors.
Choose Abraham Clott granted the prosecution’s request of $30,000 bail as Wyche tried to speak over him. The suspect, who was carrying khaki pants, a black tee, white sneakers and had his graying hair pulled right into a ponytail, was handcuffed behind his again and brought to jail forward of a Sept. 6 court docket date.
Prosecutors mentioned Wyche has eight prior felony convictions — together with two violent felonies — and 19 misdemeanor convictions. He had beforehand failed to look in court docket 12 instances, they mentioned.