The man who grabbed a retail clerk’s buttocks during an unwanted advance has been found guilty of sexual battery in Chattooga County State Court.
Six months ago, 67-year-old Terry Lee Coleman, of Trion, walked into the Summerville CVS Pharmacy and grabbed a clerk’s rear last year. Coleman, a customer, fled quickly when the clerk protested his unwanted sexual gesture.
“The male subject placed his arm around her shoulder and then moved his hand down to her buttocks and grabbed her by the butt without her permission or consent,” according to police reports. “The victim became highly agitated at the male subject who then left the store on foot.”
State Court Judge John Dennis sentenced Coleman to 365 days in jail. He also ordered Coleman to stay away from his victim, the pharmacy and “all Chattooga County school systems.”
This misdemeanor charge was only the beginning of troubles for Coleman last year. Immediately after his arrest was publicized, new sexual allegations involving multiple children emerged.
The new charges accuse Coleman of luring children into his home with gifts and promises. Then once inside the home, he is accused of felony sexual misconduct.
He was indicted in March on three counts of child molestation and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes.
“[Coleman] did commit the act of enticing a child for indecent purposes when suspect lured [a 12-year-old] victim into suspect’s home requesting help to connect wi-fi to suspect’s laptop and then suspect committed the act of child molestation,” Sheriff’s Investigator Jason Burrage stated.
This incident happened at 94 Adams Road in Trion, according to reports.
That’s not the only child complaint. An 11-year-old also reported a similar assault in November. Coleman allegedly assaulted this child on two occasions, according to reports.
“[Coleman] did commit the act of enticing a child for indecent purposes when suspect enticed victim into suspect’s home with promise of a cell phone then suspect committed the act of child molestation,” according to reports.
These events were witnessed by 12 and 15-year-old witnesses, according to court records.