His apartment is only a few feet from a Brooklyn school, and 77-year-old Harry Zucker has a history of exposing himself to children. He’s been caught with his pants down, masturbating in front of children in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, five times but keeps getting released from jail due to the bail reform laws that former Governor Andrew Cuomo pushed through while he was in office.
Zucker resides in the white house next door to PS 199, which is an elementary school in Brooklyn that has an open schoolyard. Zucker can be seen lounging outside of his property in a lawn chair. He stares at the children while they play and learn and has been caught exposing his penis to the children, according to The New York Post and court documents. His house is located adjacent to the play yard, which includes a small track and other outdoor activities for the youth of the city to enjoy.
“Why is this guy still around?” a concerned dad told The New York Post on Wednesday. “Get him in the system, get the trial, get it done. They’re not taking it seriously. I have a daughter. She’s 9. I have a son. He’s thirteen.”
On June 24, 2021, Zucker took his crime to a whole new level when he was caught masturbating inside the schoolyard. A disturbed parent filed a criminal complaint after catching Zucker in the act and said that he was touching himself as he was “looking at children on the playground.”
The following day, June 25, Zucker was caught doing it again. This time he was facing the school from his property in a way that allowed him to see past the netting. He was touching himself while, again, “looking at children on the playground,” according to court documents.
Zucker may have continued his criminal activity in June, but he didn’t start then. He was arrested three times prior to June for similar incidents involving children. Twice in May and once in April, the 77-year-old pedophile was caught masturbating in front of children.
“The current legal system is completely failing us—just completely,” said the fearful father who spoke to The Post. “This guy should not be allowed to be near kids … [he] has to go.”
Meanwhile, Zucker blames his perversion on a Black man.
“I’m sorry I was sodomized by the black man,” Zucker told a judge, court records show. “It affected my brain and my body. I can’t control what the black man did to me. I cannot control my brain. I cannot control the sexuality of my body; I am very sorry.”