Suspect charged in trio of Brooklyn sex assaults

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Sandra Bookman has the latest development on the trio of Brooklyn sex assaults.

A man is now facing charges after police say he sexually assaulted three women in Brooklyn Tuesday morning.

The suspect is identified as 26-year-old Keith Wiggins, of Queens, who is now charged with rape, criminal sex act and menacing.

Authorities say the first incident happened in a parking lot on Fountain Avenue in East New York around 6:45 a.m., as a 26-year-old bus matron was on her way to work.

The suspect allegedly pulled out a gun, forced her behind a parked truck and sexually assaulted her before fleeing the scene.

She was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

About a half hour later, police say a 15-year-old girl was walking on Lincoln Avenue, in the vicinity of Blake and Sutter avenues, when a man displayed a firearm and said "I'll shoot you."

She was able to break free and run away.

About 90 minutes after that, detectives learned of another attack on nearby Jerome Street.

They say the suspect jumped out of a car and approached a 26-year-old woman in front of her home. He reportedly asked for directions, and she ignored him. When she walked into the driveway, authorities say he forced her to the back of the house and made her perform a sex act before fleeing the scene.

No firearm was recovered and the investigation ongoing. More charges may be pending.

He reportedly has prior arrests in 2016 in Texas for assault and 2015 for turnstile jumping.
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