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Man accused of inappropriately touching trick-or-treaters

Man accused of inappropriately touching trick-or-treaters
Posted at 1:48 PM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 08:27:41-04

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) - Police in metro Atlanta say a man has been accused of inappropriately touching trick-or-treaters while wearing a jack-o'-lantern mask on Halloween.

WSB-TV quotes an arrest warrant as saying 48-year-old Michael Eric Watford was taken into police custody Wednesday night on charges of sexual battery against a minor. Police say three girls accused him of inappropriate behavior.

The warrant says a 12-year-old told police Watford groped her chest while she was trick-or-treating in Kennesaw. It says she also accused him of following her and her friends and had told him not to touch them.

Watson says his lawyer told him not to comment. He was able to post a $7,500 bond to get out of jail, but a judge ordered him to stay away from anyone younger than 16.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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