Police: Pedro Vargas, of Yonkers, posed as a cab driver and attacked a mother and her 3 kids

A Westchester man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a cab driver and attacking a mother and her three children. Police say Pedro Vargas,

Vargas is facing two felony assault charges and

Vargas is facing two felony assault charges and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child. (Credit: News 12)

YONKERS - A Westchester man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a cab driver and attacking a mother and her three children.

Police say Pedro Vargas, of Yonkers, picked up the 26-year-old woman and her kids, ages 1, 3, and 5, from upper Manhattan and drove them to a shelter in Queens where he tried to sexually assault her.

While the woman was trying to escape, officials say he elbowed her 5-year-old in the head and forcibly removed her 3-year-old from the vehicle. The children were treated for minor injuries.

Vargas is facing two felony assault charges and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Authorities say Vargas spent 18 years in prison for kidnapping and robbery. He was sentenced in 1994 and paroled in 2012.

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