MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL BATTERY
A Carthage resident has been charged with sexual battery by an authority figure.
Tarun Suresh Patel, 35, allegedly “inappropriately touched one of his juvenile female employees at his place of work on or about Tuesday (October 18)”, according to an affidavit of complaint filed by Gordonsville Police Sgt. B.J. Jackson who investigated the case.
The affidavit filed by Sgt. Jackson alleges “while at work with her (juvenile) manager, Tarun Patel walked up to her, leaned into her and she tried to lean away. Mr Patel pulled her back into his body. The victim then advised that Mr. Patel started putting his hands into her pockets. The victim told him to stop and he did. The victim then advised Mr. Patel did it again but this time Mr. Patel put his hands down the back of the victim’s pants and was grabbing the victim’s buttocks”.
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