A once-promising Park Ave. lawyer busted as a serial sex stalker lived inside his rented Midtown office while terrifying his fellow tenants, according to one of his work neighbors.
The “weird to everyone” Ra’Shaun Kelley, 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.
“I told my family six months ago that I was petrified of going to my office early in the morning because of this guy living there,” Santiago told the Daily News in a Tuesday interview. “He was creepy. I’m not shocked that he’s a serial sex fiend.”
The company Regus rents offices in the building, and did not immediately return an email requesting comment on Kelley’s pungent living arrangements.
“Knowing that a psycho was in your office — it’s not a comfortable walk to the office, not having the lights on,” said Santiago. “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.”
The suspect, accused of shadowing three Manhattan women into their apartment buildings and then trying to sexually assault the victims, remained held on $200,000 bail Tuesday in a Rikers Island cell.
In each of the assaults, Kelley slipped inside the women’s apartment building and tried to molest and rape the unsuspecting victims before fleeing. The alleged sex fiend is a suspect in another two similar attacks.
Kelley was busted last Friday after cops followed 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.”