Police believe 28-year old Calvin Presinal is responsible for at least three attacks on women.
They say he was caught on surveillance cameras last week after two attacks in less than 20 minutes.
All three victims were choked unconscious, then assaulted.
The first attack happened at 1:10 a.m. on Sedgwick and Bailey avenues in University Heights.
After choking the 18-year-old victim and forcing her to the ground, police say he removed the woman's shoes and began to smell her feet. He fled the scene as the woman struggled to stand.
The second incident happened around 1:30 a.m. on Park View Place near Lehman College.
Police say the man grabbed the 24-year-old victim by the neck and tried to open her pants. He fled when the woman resisted.