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Brooklyn Assemblyman Looks to Heighten Repercussions for Forcible Gropers

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An assemblyman from Brooklyn is pushing legislation that targets people who grope others on the subway.

If passed, the bill would turn forcible touching from a Class B to a Class A misdemeanor if it happens in a place where it's hard for the victim to get away, like a crowded subway car.

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol says he'll reintroduce the bill during the next session.

He says it would also require people convicted of forcible touching to register as sex offenders if they have a previous conviction or if the victim was under 18.

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