New York lawyer, Ra’Shaun Kelley was arraigned on sexual assault charges on Saturday
Authorities have accused Kelley in three sexual assaults in 2014
The alleged pervert lived in his office, scared other tenants – co-tenants said Kelley, 35, a member of the NY bar since 2012, was “weird to everyone”
Kelley reeked of body odor and wandered the seventh floor of 250 Park Ave., NY, in sweatpants and slippers, neighbors said
He is accused of shadowing three Manhattan women into their apt buildings and then trying to sexually assault the victims
Alleged sex fiend is a suspect in another two similar attacks in Dec 2018
He was arrested Dec 4, 2019 after cops followed chain of video surveillance, witness statements and tips about the assaults that occurred between Dec 2014 and Jan 2015
The suspect, a once-promising lawyer Ra’Shaun Kelley, who lived inside his rented Midtown office while terrifying his fellow tenants, ar a Park Ave. apartment building, was busted as a serial sex stalker, according to one of 35-year-old Kelley, a 2012 graduate of New York Law School who specializes in securities and commercial matters, was arrested last Friday and arraigned this weekend in a string of sexual attacks against women in New York City, five years ago.
Alleged sex fiend Ra’Shaun Kelley, seen [right], during his arraignment in court on Jan. 5, with his attorney Christopher Carrion, who argued that the case against his client was ‘ambiguous’
In the second attack, early the next morning, he allegedly grabbed a woman in her Harlem building, covering her mouth to smother her screams.
A month later, on Jan. 14, 2015, he allegedly followed a 31-year-old woman into her Lower East Side apartment, pulling her pants down before fleeing.
Grainy surveillance video obtained by cops from the three attacks show the suspect wearing a Yankees cap, police said.
The “weird to everyone” Ra’Shaun Kelley, [left], 35, reeked of body odor and wandered the seventh floor of 250 Park Ave. in sweatpants and slippers, said Joyce Santiago, who ran an arts education nonprofit from an office near the lawyer’s operation.
“He was creepy. I’m not shocked that he’s a serial sex fiend.”
“You can’t have women working in this building, coming in Saturdays by themselves, when you know this man who is not mentally stable is sleeping in an office space,” she continued.
On Tuesday Kelley was charged with three counts of first-degree sexual abuse and three counts of burglary in the second degree as a sexually motivated felony. His bail was set at $200,000 cash or bond, and he continues to deny the allegations.
Ra’Shaun Kelley was arraigned on sexual assault charges on Saturday
Kelley is also a suspect in two similar attacks police said Saturday
On Dec. 9, 2014 he allegedly, groped of a woman walking into her building. There is also a Dec. 28, 2014 sex assault of a 22-year-old woman in a stairwell, both in the East Village, police said.
In each of the assaults, Kelley slipped inside the women’s apartment buildings and tried to molest and rape the unsuspecting victims before fleeing.
The alleged sex fiend’s crime wave led to Kelley’s arrest on Friday, facilitated by investigators following up on an evidence trail of video surveillance, witness statements and tips about the assaults that occurred between Dec. 8, 2014, and Jan. 14, 2015.
Santiago recalled an incident shortly after she moved into her office in mid-2017 when Kelley suffered a public meltdown over a piece of mail.
“He had an outburst with the girl at the front desk,” Santiago recalled. “He was yelling at her and cursing at her … That was my first introduction to this man.”
Kelley, a native of Canarsie, Brooklyn, denied all the charges.
The 2012 Law School graduate, specialized in commercial law. He authored a 2006 article in the Contemporary Justice Review law journal about “restorative justice,” including a section on how crime victims get closure by forgiving their attackers.