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A Jamaica man who was arrested for making unwanted sexual advances toward women who were residing in a Brooklyn shelter was back in handcuffs on Friday for similar charges, law enforcement officials announced.

Clyde Johnson, 54, was charged with forcible touching, sexual abuse and harassment.

According to the criminal complaint, in August 2017 Johnson, a Department of Homeless Services (DHS) housing specialist, allegedly touched a female shelter resident inappropriately at the Auburn Family Shelter. This is the third woman from the Auburn Family Shelter to come forward and accuse Johnson of sexual misconduct.

Johnson had previously been charged on Dec. 4, 2017 with five counts of forcible touching, four counts of sexual abuse and one count of harassment. Johnson allegedly made sexual advances against two women who were Auburn Family Shelter residents and touched them inappropriately on four separate occasions between April and July of last year.

An order of protection was granted to the victims. Following the arrest, Johnson was suspended by the DHS.

“The victims in these cases had a right to feel safe and secure at the homeless shelter where this defendant was employed,” Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement. “Instead, he allegedly used his position to prey upon them. We stand committed to obtaining justice for all of the women who were allegedly targeted by him.”


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