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