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Manhattan Subway Masturbator With 'Brooklyn' Tattoo Arrested, Police Say

 Kenneth Wiley often sits in front of women and asks them a question, police said.
Kenneth Wiley often sits in front of women and asks them a question, police said.
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MANHATTAN — An ex-con with "Brooklyn" tattooed on his arm was arrested Thursday for masturbating and flashing women on the subway — along with 16 burglaries dating as far back as 2013, police said.

Kenneth Wiley, 33, who's been in and out of prison since 2003, frequently masturbated as he asked straphangers questions, NYPD officials said.

Wiley, of Brownsville, was arrested about 5:20 p.m. Thursday on East 123rd Street in East Harlem for public lewdness, bail jumping and a string of Manhattan burglaries from August 2013 and May 18, police said.

In his first subway incident about 1 p.m. on May 28, Wiley sat in front of of a 27-year-old woman on the F train and asked her if it was going express, police said. He fled at West 47th Street, police said.

He did the same to other women and flashed them on the E, 1 and N trains on April 1, April 29 and April 30, police said.

Wiley, who has "Brooklyn" tattooed on his arm and "Browns" on his hand, went to prison in April 2003 for selling drugs and grand larceny, records show.

He was released that October, but sent back behind bars two years later for selling drugs again and spent the next five years in prison, records show.

He was released in 2010 only to violate parole and get sent back to prison in 2011, a pattern which continued every year until April 2013, when he was again released on parole, records show.

While on parole, he broke into four Manhattan buildings to steal an iPhone, a wallet, credit cards, debit cards, a laptop, a computer monitor and a keyboard all worth more than $2,000, prosecutors said.

His parole was supposed to end in 2017 but he was listed as absconded, records show.

He burgled homes throughout Manhattan including in the First, Fifth, Sixth, Ninth and 13th precincts, according to police who didn't provide further details.