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Man who groped 18-year-old on Union Square subway platform arrested

A suspect was busted for groping an 18-year-old woman on a Manhattan subway platform — thanks to a parole officer who recognized him from video on The Post’s website, law enforcement sources said.

George Shaw, 54, was taken into custody Friday at the Willow Men’s Shelter in the Mott Haven section of The Bronx, after the New York State Parole Officer recognized him in a surveillance video published by The Post.

“I was looking at the video and was like ‘That’s our guy,’” said the parole officer, who declined to give his name.

Shaw was charged with forcible touching and sex abuse for last week’s groping. He is a Level 3 sex offender and is on parole until 2031. He served time for charges including rape, sodomy, and attempted sodomy.

He added that Shaw had a parole appointment the morning of the groping and that the clothes he’s seen wearing were provided by the parole office.