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A 29-year-old Buffalo man on Tuesday admitted sexually assaulting two Buffalo State College students after breaking into their residences, first on Nov. 17, 2010 and a second time on Feb. 18 of this year.

Kahlil Peoples, of Woodlawn Avenue, also admitted in Erie County Court that he broke into the residence of a Canisius College student on July 14, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office.

Peoples pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual abuse and two counts of second-degree burglary.

Prosecutors and police linked Peoples to the crimes after his July 19 arrest for “peeping” into the window of a residence in the Canisius College neighborhood, District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said.

Sedita credited Canisius College Chief of Public Safety Gary Everett for ordering heightened surveillance last summer in the neighborhood surrounding the campus.

Assistant District Attorney Lynette Reda of the Special Victims Bureau led a multi-agency investigation that linked Peoples to the other crimes, Sedita said.

Sedita commended Everett, the Erie County Sheriff’s Office, the Buffalo Police Department’s sex offense squad, and Central Police Services Laboratory for their work.

“Because of their tireless efforts, a depraved and dangerous degenerate will no longer be able to victimize innocent college students in our community,” Sedita said.

Peoples faces up to 37 years in state prison when sentenced by Erie County Judge Kenneth F. Case on Jan. 11.