A serial pervert has been teasing the Brooklyn neighborhood of Midwood for months now, repeatedly exposing himself to innocent, unsuspecting children—and he keeps getting rid of it thanks to the mellow, new bail reform laws.
Worse, the creep lives just a few feet away from a local elementary school.
Harry Zucker, 77, a white-haired man with a penchant for fondling himself in front of today’s youth, has exposed himself a whopping five times since April 27, according to court records.
However, Zucker continues to be released as New York City judges are unable to grant bail on the charges, all of which were classified as felony.
Harry Zucker, 77, a white-haired man with a penchant for fondling himself in front of today’s youth, has exposed himself a whopping five times since April 27
“Why is this man still here?” a concerned father told The New York Post on Wednesday. “Get him in the system, get the lawsuit done, get it done. They don’t take it seriously. I have a daughter, she is 9. I have a son, he is 13.’
Zucker lives just a few feet away from PS 199’s open school playground and is regularly spotted lounging in a lawn chair outside his home, obscenely peering at unsuspecting students with his penis in plain sight, according to The Post.
Zucker’s house (left) is just a few yards from the PS 199 schoolyard, and he’s regularly spotted sitting outside in a lawn chair, peering at unsuspecting college students with his penis stuck out
The school even went so far as to put up nets to block the fence separating Zucker’s house from the school’s play area, obscuring Zucker’s gross gaze—but that still wasn’t enough to deter the deviant.
On June 24, Zucker was seen INSIDE the schoolyard masturbating, on a bench “watching children on the playground,” a complaint from a disgusted parent revealed.
The next day, Zucker was seen again pleasing himself, facing the school in his regular seat of sin, this time angled to look past the barrier of the net, “watching children on the playground,” court records say.
Prior to the disturbing June incidents, Zucker had been arrested twice for masturbating in front of children at three different times: once in April and twice in May.
But despite the seriousness of each of these incidents, Zucker is currently a free man — thanks to controversial laws passed by Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2020 that abolished bail for felony and non-violent crimes.
“The current legal system is completely failing us – just completely,” scolded the furious father who spoke to The Post. This man should not be near children… [he] have to go.’
In a recent development, a new amendment to the widely controversial reform law has now allowed judges to grant bail in criminal cases if the defendant has an ongoing case in which another person has been harmed.
After the policy change, Brooklyn prosecutors asked for bail on Zucker’s public sexual assault charges, which arose from the June incidents.
During that arraignment, prosecutors pleaded with the sitting judge to hold Zucker on a $10,000 cash, $20,000 insurance company, or $30,000 partially secured bond, but Zucker was instead ruled to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
According to court documents, Zucker had claimed to be a victim himself, saying he had a history of sexual abuse and was unable to “control” himself.
“I’m sorry I was humiliated by the black man,” Zucker told the judge during the fateful hearing, court records show. “It affected my brain and my body. I have no control over what the black man has done to me, I have no control over my brain, I have no control over the sexuality of my body; I’m very sorry.’
Then, in a shocking series of events, Zucker’s Legal Aid Society attorney asked for a review of the judge’s original ruling, citing a technical element in the law that says psychotests cannot be ordered for violations that are not. bail – which resulted in Zucker being sent home just over a week later.
Outside his home Wednesday, Zucker seemed excited when he was approached by a reporter, according to The Post.
When asked about the charges against him, the creep told the Post reporter that he had already served his “fine” – not denying that he had exposed himself and had fun in front of the students.
“There’s a curtain between my alley and the schoolyard. I’m not visible to the kids in the schoolyard… Nobody sees me!’ he told The Post.
“I didn’t do it in the alley where people can see me,” he exclaimed loudly.
‘I have done penance and penance will do more! Why do we open old wounds and make them bleed again? There are no problems in the present!’
Zucker’s strange story in court will continue at a hearing on September 9.