Man accused of groping 2 students at Georgia State

Georgia State University police are seeking a man they say groped three women, including two students.

Authorities on Wednesday released surveillance photos of the man they are seeking in connection with the incidents, which occurred about 1 p.m. Monday in the areas of Langdale Hall as well as Library South and Library Plaza, university police Chief Joseph Spillane told AJC.com.

Spillane said the man groped the third woman on Auburn Avenue on Tuesday. The Atlanta Police Department is handling that investigation.

 

APD responded to the 100 block of Auburn Avenue, spokesman Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com in an email. Officers spoke with the alleged victim, who said she worked at the location. She said while she was outside cleaning the windows, a man approached her making comments. 

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“The victim stated that she did not acknowledge him until he got close to her,” Daugherty said. “At that point, the victim advised the male to back away from her. After making another comment, the male hit her on her lower backside.” 

The woman then said someone inside the business saw the incident and came outside to confront the man, according to Daugherty. The witness told the man he was calling police, and the man left.

It is not clear if the man, who is wanted on charges of sexual battery, is a student.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police.

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