The incident happened about 1:25 a.m. Friday.

Police say man followed woman, sexually harassed her near Decatur Square

Decatur police are looking for a man they say followed a woman out of a MARTA station, made explicit comments and sexually harassed her near Decatur Square.

The woman told police she was leaving the Decatur MARTA station about 1:20 a.m. Friday and turned left on Church street to head home.

She noticed a man walking behind her as she exited the station, though they did not ride in the same train car, according to a Facebook post from Decatur police.

She turned right on East Ponce de Leon Avenue and saw the man following her from the other side of the street, police said. 

“The suspect called out and made a sexually explicit statement to her and then crossed to the same side of the street she was walking on and continued to follow her,” the post said.


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The woman purposely passed her home “for fear of the situation escalating and not wanting the suspect to know where she lived,” police said.

The man then ran towards her and groped her from behind. She ran away, and the man left the area. He was described as being in his 40s, about 5-foot-6 and walking with a noticeable limp. He was wearing a blue hoodie and carrying a black backpack, police said.

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