26 year-old Park Slope resident Karl Vanderwoude, who was recently arraigned on two counts of third-degree sexual abuse, two counts of forcible touching and one count of second-degree unlawful surveillance, is claiming that the whole thing is a case of mistaken identity. Vanderwoude's employer has been gathering email and video footage evidence as well as co-worker accounts that may give him an alibi for attacks against two women that took place in Manhattan on February 27th and March 30th.
He recently spoke with The Post about his ordeal:
“As we were walking through the hall, there were reporters asking me why I did it, do I have anything to say,” he said. “When I leave the courthouse and see even more cameras and reporters, that was when it really started to sink in — this was everywhere. My integrity was on the line . . . My name had been tarnished.”
[Read more at The Post]