Police: W’burg rapist cuffed

Cops say they caught a man who followed a women into her Kent Avenue building and raped her in her apartment on Nov. 17.

Investigators claim the suspect trailed the 23-year-old victim into her home at 5:45 am, choked and raped her, then fled.

A surveillance camera captured a man police believe to be the perpetrator — and cops used that footage to lock up a 31-year-old suspect caught as he picked up his mail on Thanksgiving in a homeless shelter on Porter Avenue in Williamsburg where he used to live, www.nypost.com/p/news/local/brooklyn/burg_rape_fiend_collared_iE1MF4wmcYHyPHPeDzpbEM“>the New York Post reports.

The suspect claims the woman was drunk and the sex was consensual — and he says he helped carry her into her apartment on her request, according to an assistant district attorney quoted by the New York Daily News.

The suspect faces charges of rape, burglary, stalking, sex abuse, strangulation, unlawful imprisonment, and menacing.