Police: Jersey City man charged with groping woman at Bayonne ShopRite

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A Jersey City man was charged with groping a woman at the Bayonne ShopRite last night,”forcefully grabbing her buttocks” while she was shopping, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Akila Labib, 20, of Jersey City, was charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato

Labib was taken into custody at about 9:14 p.m. from ShopRite, located at 583 Avenue C. An officer inside of the store was approached by the 29-yea-old woman who stated that a man, later identified as Labib, had just touched her inappropriately.

According to the victim, while she was shopping, Labib “forcefully grabbed her buttocks.” The victim was able to scare him off, causing him to flee towards the exit where the officer was able to apprehend him before he exited the store.

An on-scene investigation led to Labib being taken into custody after being positively identified as the actor, authorities said.