ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- An Ithaca man has been arrested and charged in connection with an incident of forcible touching last week.

Police say the incident was reported on October 27 around 2 a.m. on Stewart Avenue in Ithaca, between East Buffalo Street and East Seneca Street.

During the initial phase of the investigation, Ithaca Police Officers learned that the suspect had forcibly touched two victims, but he fled the area prior to the arrival of law enforcement.

Two days later, on October 29, an IPD Officer recognized the suspect, around 1:16 a.m. on College Avenue, between Oak Avenue and Dryden Road. With the assistance of Cornell University Police, officers stopped and identified the male as Evan M. Gottlieb. Gottlieb was free to go after speaking with officers, as the investigation continued.

But the investigation is now complete, and Gottlieb has been charged with two counts of forcible touching. He was arrested this morning and booked on these charges.

He is scheduled to appear in City of Ithaca Court at a later date.