A 65-year-old man was arrested nearly five months after an alleged groping of a coworker at an Alpharetta cleaning services store, police said.
Dwight Eugene Rigsby of Lawrenceville was arrested July 17 in connection with the February incident, according to Fulton County jail records.
As a woman was working at Reliable Cleaning Services at 1061 Cambridge Square, Rigsby allegedly “brushed up against her buttocks,” according to an Alpharetta police incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News.
Shortly after, while she was getting cleaning chemicals from the store’s bathroom, he allegedly grabbed her buttocks, the report said.
She threatened to call the police, but Rigsby said it wasn’t necessary because “this was the first time she and Rigsby had ever worked together,” the report said.
Rigsby denied her account of the incident to police and said he accidentally made contact with her backside when he entered the restroom and she was exiting rear-first, the report said. He denied any sexual contact.
Mawdo Ndiaye, the business’ owner, told police he had left for a few minutes when the alleged groping occurred, but he returned to see the woman crying, the report said.
The woman’s boyfriend called police to report the incident.
Since police were unable to substantiate the claims, no action was taken against Rigsby, the report said.
Police told him to stay away from the woman since any additional evidence could be used to warrant sexual battery charges, the report said. Ndiaye told police he planned to fire Rigsby to avoid future conflicts.
It’s unknown what new evidence appeared leading to the misdemeanor sexual battery charge.
Rigsby was released from the Fulton County jail on a $5,000 bond.
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