Oklahoma City man accused of groping grocery store employees

Police arrested an 84-year-old Oklahoma City man Saturday on complaints of sexual battery and trespassing. Witnesses told officers the man has been inappropriately touching employees at a store in southwest Oklahoma City.
by Tiffany Gibson Modified: June 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm •  Published: June 18, 2012

An 84-year-old man is accused of groping employees at a southwest Oklahoma City grocery store.

Lee Williams, of Oklahoma City, was arrested Saturday on three complaints of sexual battery and one complaint of trespassing.

Officers were called about 5:30 p.m. to the Homeland near SW 104 and S Pennsylvania Avenue about a man who had been banned from the store. Witnesses told police the man had been touching employees inappropriately for the past six months, according to the police report.

One of the employees told police he was locking the store about three weeks ago when Williams approached him and put his hand around his back and shoulders, making him uncomfortable.

On another occasion, an employee said he bent over to pick up an item and place it in a customer's cart when Williams came up behind him and grabbed his genitals.

According to the report, a third employee told officers Williams gave him his address and phone number. When the man didn't call, Williams confronted him. “Why don't you call me?” Williams asked and wrote down his number again, the employee told police.

During one encounter, Williams put his hand on an employee's leg during, according to the report.

Williams was booked into the Oklahoma County jail and released Sunday. Attempts to reach him by phone Monday for comment were unsuccessful.


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by Tiffany Gibson
News Online Editor
Tiffany Gibson has worked for the Oklahoman since August 2011 and is a member of the digital news team. In addition to writing and web editing, she also creates multimedia features for the website and maintains social media accounts. A Tennessee...
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