June 13, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan
A Greenpoint man has been placed under arrest after allegedly punching an 8-year-old boy in the head last month.
Bogdan Piasecki, 47, was apprehended on Tuesday and charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child.
Amy Khamo, the victim’s mother, told the Greenpoint Post that she was walking with her two young sons on Norman Avenue early in the morning of May 24 when Piasecki began walking toward them. He allegedly claimed that they were taking up too much space on the sidewalk and got upset.
Piasecki, who lives on Diamond Street, allegedly began cursing and pushing Khamo, at which point she tried to push him off. Piasecki then allegedly punched her 8-year-old son in the head.
Construction workers from the nearby Greenpoint Library approached the scene, and Piasecki took off and went into the Queens-bound Nassau Avenue G train station, Khamo said.
While her son sustained minor physical injuries, Khamo says he has been left extremely fearful following the assault.
“He has such bad anxiety, he thinks I’m going to get hurt when I drop him off at school,” Khamo said. “Both of my sons are dealing with it because my 10-year-old was there too.”
Piasecki, who has no prior criminal history, will appear in Kings Criminal Court on Aug. 5. He could not be reached for comment.