Croton man accused of forcibly touching a woman on Metro-North trainPosted: Updated:
An official at a New York City-based foundation faces charges in Westchester for forcibly touching a woman on a Metro-North train.
Authorities say Jonathan Van Antwerpen, 49, of Croton, is accused of putting his hand up the skirt of a passenger sitting next to him on a train last September. He is program director of theology at the Henry Luce Foundation and a former visiting scholar at New York University.
According to the Westchester District Attorney's office, Van Antwerpen was seated next to a woman he did not know when he allegedly moved his hand up her thigh and under her skirt. When the victim confronted him, he got off at the Croton-Harmon station.
Van Antwerpen was arraigned in Croton Village Court and released on his own recognizance.