Croton man accused of forcibly touching a woman on Metro-North train

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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.

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