BROOKLYN - A Brooklyn father of two has been arrested for allegedly running a string of brothels in Manhattan.

According to the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, William Thomas, of Fort Greene, ran four brothels and charged up to $300 an hour for services. It says he had a slew of Asian women being paid for sex.

Residents in Thomas' neighborhood are shocked. They say he was often seen pushing a stroller at a nearby park and shopping at a local food market.

Thomas is charged with promoting prostitution in the third degree. His next court date is scheduled for Dec. 13.