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City homeless shelter worker busted for groping three residents

A city homeless shelter worker busted for molesting two residents has been busted again for abusing yet another resident of the same facility.

Department of Homeless Services Housing Specialist Clyde Johnson, 54, was charged Dec. 4 with inappropriately touching two women at Brooklyn’s Auburn Family Shelter. Johnson was allowed to return to work after a 30-day suspension, but barred from contact with residents and reassigned to the overnight shift at the 30th Street Men’s Shelter in Manhattan.

That’s where he was working when he was re-arrested at dawn by the city Department of Investigation. A third woman had come forward to accuse Johnson of forcibly touching her in August, DOI said. The woman approached Johnson’s December arrest.

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A third resident came forward to accuse Johnson of forcibly touching her in August at a city homeless shelter, DOI said.

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Johnson “abused his power and authority on multiple occasions and violated the safety and security of vulnerable shelter residents,” DOI Commissioner Mark Peters said.

Department of Homeless Services spokesman Isaac McGinn said Friday the agency has again suspended Johnson and is again moving to fire him. “As we said the first time, we have zero tolerance for this abhorrent behavior,” McGinn said. “We are redoubling our effort to terminate immediately, working closely with authorities and pursuant to Civil Service and union rules.”

source: nydaily

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