Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Elderly Woman Assaulted Walking From Bank

TITUSVILLE, Florida -- On Friday, May 24, 2013 at 4:26 p.m., the Titusville Police Department arrested 27-year-old Maurice Gerod Butler on the charges of lewd and lascivious acts on an elderly adult. 

Police say that a 62-year-old woman was walking from Wells Fargo Bank on Indian River Avenue south towards her home when a man allegedly approached her and groped her from behind.

The woman told police that the man turned to walk north on Indian River Avenue, but then approached her again and asked if he could grope her again to which she replied, "No."  The man grabbed the woman again and then fled north on Indian River Avenue.  

Butler was located in the area of Minnie Street and Bryan Avenue by police who were searching the area.  Another woman who witnessed the incident while traveling to work identified Butler as the suspect to police and he was subsequently arrested.

Police believe that this was an isolated incident because they have not received similar complaints.