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A city employee from Queens was arrested for making unwanted sexual advances toward women who were residing in a Brooklyn shelter.

Law enforcement sources said that Clyde Johnson, 54, of Jamaica was charged on Dec. 4 with five counts of forcible touching, four counts of sexual abuse and one count of harassment. Bail was set at $8,000 and Johnson is due to return to court on Dec. 8.

According to the charges, Johnson, a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) housing specialist, allegedly made sexual advances against two women who were shelter residents and touched them inappropriately on four separate occasions between April and July of this year.

Two of the instances took place at the Auburn Family Shelter, located at 39 Auburn Pl. The other incidents occurred on Myrtle Avenue and on a moving bus in Brooklyn.

Following an investigation by the city Department of Investigation, Johnson was arrested and arraigned before the Brooklyn Criminal Court. An order of protection was issued to protect the victims, and the DHS has suspended Johnson.

“This defendant allegedly abused his position of authority to exploit some of the most vulnerable members of our community,” acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. “Such conduct is not only criminal, but offensive and unacceptable. We will now seek to hold him accountable for his actions.”


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