This is horrible. A 65-year-old man was arrested for sodomizing a 16-year-old boy yesterday morning on a Bay Ridge Street.
Apparently the NYPD narcotics unit was monitoring a surveillance camera when they saw Reham Ali hiding something between two parked cars around Seventh Avenue and 64th Street. The Daily News reports that two officers went to see what was happening and found Ali "holding down and sodomizing" the mentally retarded boy.
A police source told the News, "The suspect had no idea that the camera was there, but it was a quiet block that time of the morning and he made no real effort to hide what he was doing. He grabbed the kid and right there on the street, between the parked cars, attacked the kid."
The victim told police he was headed to meet a friend to play basketball. According to cops, Ali had "propositioned" him and then, after the boy tried to walk faster, "followed him for at least two blocks" before grabbing him. Ali was charged with first-degree criminal sex act, unlawful imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of a child.