Man Accused of Sexual Battery, Public Intoxication

Evansville Police tracked down a man they believe grabbed a young girl.

The incident allegedly happened on East Indiana St. near the Lloyd Expressway and US 41 around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A girl told police she was walking with friends when they noticed a man following them.

Police were told the suspect walked up and grabbed the girl in a private area and then ran off.

Police found 36-year-old Roy Rodriguez nearby, matching the suspect's description.

Police said he admitted to drinking that night.

Rodriguez faces preliminary charges of sexual battery, public intoxication, and resisting law enforcement.

(This story was originally published on August 17, 2017)

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