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Predator, 25, arrested for ‘using dog to coax at least three underage girls to a Brooklyn home’

Brandon Rodriguez, 25, was arrested on Tuesday after at least three separate alleged creepy incidents near a Brooklyn home

The NYPD has arrested an alleged pedophile who they say used his dog in three separate incidents to lure underage girls to an apartment before sexually assaulting at least one of them.

Brandon Rodriguez, 25, was arrested on Tuesday after at least three separate alleged incidents near a Brooklyn apartment. 

He has been charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, as well as one count of unlawful imprisonment.

The investigation remains ongoing, meaning that more or upgraded charges may still be on the table. 

The NYPD previously asked for the public’s help to find Rodriguez after the three separate incidents happened near a home in the Brownsville neighborhood.

They also released surveillance footage showing the suspect on the morning of what they said was the first luring attempt, minutes before it took place. 

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Alleged lurer Brandon Rodriguez is taken out of the Special Victims Unit in Brooklyn and put into an ambulance for an unknown reason on Wednesday

Alleged lurer Brandon Rodriguez is taken out of the Special Victims Unit in Brooklyn and put into an ambulance for an unknown reason on Wednesday

He has been charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, as well as one count of unlawful imprisonment

He has been charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, as well as one count of unlawful imprisonment 

Rodriguez is believed by police to possibly in possession of either one or two dogs, one of which is a Husky, and the other a smaller, unknown breed

Rodriguez is believed by police to possibly in possession of either one or two dogs, one of which is a Husky, and the other a smaller, unknown breed

Rodriguez is believed by police to possibly in possession of either one or two dogs, one of which is a Husky, and the other a smaller, unknown breed 

On Wednesday, Rodriguez was seen being led away from a Special Victims Unit in Brooklyn and towards an ambulance, though it’s unclear why at this time.

In the first incident, Rodriguez allegedly approached a 13-year-old girl around 7:39am on Monday, May 24, asking her to take a picture of him with his dog.

Afterward, Rodriguez led the victim into an apartment building, where he fondled her and didn’t allow her to leave by withholding her backpack and using a dog to obstruct the building’s doorway, police said.

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He has been charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, as well as one count of unlawful imprisonment (surveillance footage pictured)

He has been charged with two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child, as well as one count of unlawful imprisonment (surveillance footage pictured)

The NYPD released surveillance footage showing the suspect on the morning of the first alleged luring attempt, minutes before it took place

The NYPD released surveillance footage showing the suspect on the morning of the first alleged luring attempt, minutes before it took place

The alleged incident ended after a friend of the victim called out to her, leading Rodriguez to flee.  

A second alleged incident occurred the next morning around 7:10am and also involved Rodriguez asking his victim, a 12-year-old girl, to take a picture of him with the dog.

This time, Rodriguez tried to lead the victim into an apartment before the victim became scared and ran away, police said.

Later that morning, a third alleged incident took place when Rodriguez again asked a young girl to take a picture of him with his dog around 8:31am.

The 11-year-old girl in this incident became scared after Rodriguez allegedly tried leading her into an apartment – and she fled, police said.

All of the incidents took place within the vicinity of a school, according to police. 

News 12 reports that the Leadership Prep Ocean Hill School sent a letter to parents last week, which warned them of a predator wandering near the school.

Rodriguez is believed by police to possibly in possession of either one or two dogs, one of which is a Husky, and the other a smaller, unknown breed.

After the NYPD began distributing Rodriguez’s name and picture on Monday night, he contacted the police to turn himself in and was eventually picked up by the warrant squad, according to the New York Daily News

According to PIX11 News, this is not Rodriguez’s first run-in with the law.

Police told PIX11 News that Rodriguez has been arrested twice for rape. The first arrest came in 2015, when he allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl on the roof of a Brooklyn building.

In the first incident, Rodriguez allegedly approached a 13-year-old girl around 7:39am on Monday, May 24, asking her to take a picture of him with his dog

In the first incident, Rodriguez allegedly approached a 13-year-old girl around 7:39am on Monday, May 24, asking her to take a picture of him with his dog

All of the three incidents took place within the vicinity of a school, according to police

All of the three incidents took place within the vicinity of a school, according to police

Police said that the second arrest came in 2019 for raping a 21-year-old woman in a bathroom of the Marriott Marquis in Midtown Manhattan. 

It isn’t clear what came of those two arrests. DailyMail.com has asked the NYPD for more details. 

Rodriguez’s latest arrest comes during the midst of a crime wave in New York City.  

Over the last 28 days up until May 30, there have been 7,304 major crimes reported, according to NYPD’s CompStat database.

Over the same stretch last year, there were 5,917 major crimes reported, symbolizing a 23.4 percent rise this year. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio says crimes has soared because the world was ‘turned on its head’ with COVID. He has also blamed a backlog in the court system for it, saying it means criminals are on the streets longer than they might have been before.

The NYPD lays the blame with de Blasio’s bail reform which has meant many more suspected criminals have been let out of jail early, or never put there in the first place. 


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