Gwinnett County police are trying to identify this man. A 13-year-old girl told police that this man rubbed his clothed crotch against her in a Lawrenceville store.
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department
Photo: Gwinnett County Police Department

Cops: Man rubbed crotch against 13-year-old girl in Gwinnett store

Update (Jan. 21): The suspect in this case has been arrested, Gwinnett County police said. Because the victim is a child, the police department did not release information including the suspect’s name and specific charges. 

Original story (Jan. 13): Gwinnett County police are trying to identify a man who allegedly touched a 13-year-old girl inappropriately in a Lawrenceville store.

The girl was at Burlington Coat Factory in Sugarloaf Mills on Jan. 1 with her mother. While the girl was kneeling down to look at an item, she felt a man rub his clothed crotch area against her. The man then tried to talk to the girl and asked how old she was, she told police.

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The girl took a picture of the man, then told her mother what happened, according to police. A store manager called the police after the mother reported the incident. 

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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