Police seeking man for sexual abuse

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - Dothan Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman in a local store.

Around 7PM Monday night, Dothan Police officers responded to a report of sexual abuse at the Northside Walmart.

A woman told officers that a man she didn't know groped her inside the store.

She says he was following her for a while and when he saw the opportunity.. walked up from behind, pulled her towards him and groped her private area.

He then told her she looked good in the pants she was wearing, all while she was shopping with her child.

Lt. Lynn Watkins, DPD says, "We have worked cases where people gratify themselves inside department stores. That has happened several times within the past couple of years. Um. We have worked cases before where women have been grabbed inappropriately out in public. This is the first one that has happened in quite a while though.."

Lt. Watkins recommends everyone be aware of their surroundings, especially women.

Dothan police have released the surveillance photo of the man on their Facebook page -- Dothan Police Department.

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