Man who molested women in NYC laundromats nabbed, arraigned in Brooklyn
A registered sex offender was arraigned Monday in Brooklyn criminal court for repeatedly exposing himself and rubbing himself against women and girls - some as young as 14 - in Canarsie and Bushwick laundromats. The six assaults against seven women stretched from July 2010 to March 30 of this year.
Lowell Britt, 27, of Bay Shore, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which included one count of felony sexual abuse concerning a July 19, 2010 assault in which he is accused of grabbing a 19-year-old; five counts of persistent sex abuse, six counts of sexual abuse and one count of public lewdness. Bail was set at $50,000 and bond at $100,000.
"He was identified through (several) line ups," said a police source. Information on his lawyer was not available.
Britt was arrested Jan. 20 for two separate incidents in Queens laundromats, and Nov. 21 in the Bronx for an array of charges involving the forcible touching of a 16-year-old girl, also in a laundromat. A sergeant familiar with the Queens arrests notified Brooklyn cops that Britt was a likely suspect, said a source familiar with the cases.
Britt had two arrests for sex abuse, one for public lewdness and another for selling drugs in Suffolk County between 2005 and 2012 and served time in a New York State prison between April 2007 and January 2010, police said.