"We had some meetings for bible study" in Vanderwoude's apartment, said Javier Maldonado, 38, a neighbor of the pair, who said he attended several Bible study groups at the apartment in recent months.
Maldonado said he was shocked to hear the news about Vanderwoude, adding, "He's a pretty quiet guy, a kind guy."
On March 30, he allegedly grabbed a 22-year-old woman inside the subway station at Centre and Chambers streets, touching her buttocks and forcing her to stick her hand between her legs underneath her skirt while apparently recording with his cell phone, the complaint said. The woman then felt the man's hand near her groin while he had his cell phone underneath her skirt.He’s friends think it is a case of mistaken identity because he’s too nice to do something like this and he’s a Christian…. as if that matters.
Update 4/22/2012 - Karl Vanderwoude Insists He Is Not the ‘Well-Dressed’ Groper
Update 4/22/2012 - Karl Vanderwoude Tells CBS 2 He Is Not The ‘Gentleman Groper’
Update 5/6/2012 - DA to drop charges against 'Gentleman Groper' because alibi checks out: lawyer
Update 5/6/2012 - Charges to be dropped against man accused of being preppy groper: lawyer