NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Brooklyn lawyer is behind bars Saturday morning after being accused in a series of sexual assaults.

Police say he inappropriately touched women as they entered their apartment buildings. Authorities say they tracked the suspect down as a result of extensive police work, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported

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At the time of the incidents all police had were surveillance videos and the testimony of the victims.

Each video showed the suspect wearing a Yankee hat.

Authorities say he’s 35-year-old attorney Rashaun Kelley.

Surveillance image of a suspect who police said is wanted for a string of sex assaults in Manhattan. (credit: NYPD)

He’s being charged in three similar incidents dating back to 2014 and 2015. The most recent incident was Jan. 14, 2015. In that assault, authorities say the suspect grabbed a 31-year-old woman’s waist from behind as she opened the door of her Lower East Side apartment building.

The suspect pulled the woman’s pants down but ran away when she yelled.

Kelley faces sex abuse, burglary and attempted rape charges. He’s set for arraignment Saturday.



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