Mateo Maldonado Accused Of Groping Woman On The Subway

For some in the jiu-jitsu community who read the NY Daily News, there was an all too familiar “blast from the past”.  

A report on the site states that a passenger on the was allegedly groped on the subway. A passenger took a picture of the suspect, at which point the suspect gave the person who took the photo a thumbs up.    

The Jiu-Jitsu Times has independently confirmed that the suspect is Mateo Maldonado, a former member of Team Lloyd Irvin who, along with Nicolas Schultz, was accused of raping a teammate in 2013.  Maldonado and Schultz were later acquitted.

Schultz and Maldonado from the 2013 incident

The Jiu-Jitsu Times will provide updates on this story as they become available.


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Emil Fischer
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