POLICE: Man accused of groping two women on Transylvania University campus

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is facing a sexual abuse charge, after Lexington Police say he snuck up behind women groping them on the campus of Transylvania University.

Police say 23-year-old Austin Jones was arrested for this incident back on February 5th.

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According to court documents, Transylvania University police reported one of the women was walking her two dogs when Jones approached her on Third Street.

Investigators say the woman told officers that Jones lunged and grabbed her around her waist.

Police say the woman kicked Jones; causing him to run off.



Investigators say another woman was leaving her apartment on North Broadway heading to class when Jones came from behind her and grabbed her breasts.

They say the woman screamed when it happened, and Jones ran away.

According to court documents, Jones made a statement to Transylvania Police saying quote,” I didn’t know this girl. ” He went on to say he had done this to other women before.

He is charged with sexual abuse and will appear in court today.