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Source: Staten Island Advance
An 80-year-old man was found dead in an apartment building with a message scrawled on his dead flesh: "I touch little girls". Police were called to the scene Monday morning at around 0930ET. It's not clear what lead police to the site, but the victim was found lying in a hallway, in an obviously public place where his body - and the messages written on it - could be viewed.
Both in prison, and on the outside, people who abuse children are often targeted with retributive justice, even if the allegations aren't always accurate.
Police said the suspect was lying shirtless, face up, with cuts to his forehead and two black eyes. He also had the messages "I take dolls in my room for girls age 1-5" on his stomach and "I touch" on his foot, per the NYP.
The NYPD's homicide squad is investigating the incident.