He puts the rat in “gym rat.”
The trainer of a chic Upper West Side gym grabbed a member’s butt, pulled down her pants and tried to kiss her tuchus, police said.
Ray Wallace, 40, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sex abuse for manhandling a 30-year-old Manhattan woman he was measuring at the FIT RxN gym on West End Ave. near W. 61st St., according to cops.
The woman claimed that during the gym session on Aug. 4, Wallace was taking her measurements when he pulled her pants down and squeezed her right buttocks, cops said.
He then kissed her buttocks, the woman claimed.
Wallace’s victim filed a complaint against him with police on April 24, police said.
After calling him in for questioning, the NYPD Special Victims Unit arrested Wallace Tuesday morning.
At his arraignment that evening, the judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and released him without bail.
His wife put her arm around him and kissed him on the neck after the hearing was over.
Wallace did not respond to questioning, but his lawyer, Joe Murray said, “He’s been an instructor for 20 years. He’s had a wonderful career.”
The lawyer said that this is the first complaint of this kind against his client.