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, of Yonkers, picked up the 26-year-old woman and her

News 12 Staff

Aug 30, 2014, 1:21 AM

Updated 3,606 days ago

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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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