A man was arrested Sunday they claim that the 24-year-old man groped a young actress on a Greenwich Village Subway platform and then pushed her onto the tracks.
Kimani Stephenson was charged with attempted murder, assault and sex abuse Sunday about 3 a.m., a few hours after police caught him at his home in the Lillian Wald Houses in the East Village.
Cops were led to his home by a tip after releasing surveillance photos of the suspect hours after the Friday attack on the F train platform at 14th St. followed by video early Saturday.
A woman speaking from behind the door of Stephenson’s apartment hours after his arrest told the Daily News she had no comment.
Bonnie Currie was transferring to the No. 1 train when she was attacked.
“He came up behind me and he grabbed one of my boobs with one hand and he grabbed my vagina,” Currie told the Daily News Friday. “I told him to f— off and he pushed me onto the train tracks.”
Luckily, fellow passengers helped her back onto the platform; she was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital, where she underwent wrist surgery. She was also treated for a torn ligament in her left shoulder and a bruised femur.
“It’s that nightmare every woman has in New York — and it happened,” Currie, 22, said of the attack. “It was terrifying and unreal.”
Stephenson said nothing as he was led out of the 28th Precinct stationhouse after being charged Sunday. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court Sunday evening.
After hearing of the arrest, Currie told The News on Sunday she was grateful to the cops who worked her case, calling them “true heroes.”
She took aim at people who have shamed her over the attack.
“I would like to address anyone who has tried to tell me that this attack was my fault, and I asked for it by being a woman alone after a night out with friends,” she said.
“You are part of the problem, and a big reason why victims stay silent and attackers run free. The only person responsible for the actions of an attack is the attacker, end of story.”
She had a message for victims who feel wary of speaking out.
“Do not let random, judgmental strangers who have no idea what they’re talking about shame you into silence,” she said. “Find the strength to seek justice for yourself and hopefully prevent your attacker from harming others in the future. Rise up, speak out, and go take them down.”