Man charged with public indecency taking case to trial


By Erin Thompson - ethompson@civitasmedia.com



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A South Vienna man accused of exposing himself to a female employee at the London Kroger is taking his case to trial this week.

Steven George, 60, is charged with public indecency, a third-degree misdemeanor. He appeared for a pretrial hearing Monday in Madison County Municipal Court.

His trial is set to start Thursday at 9 a.m.

George allegedly exposed himself to an 18-year-old employee as she was slicing deli meat for him.

“He didn’t really seem to think anything of it when he did it,” she wrote in a statement.

A similar incident happened two weeks prior, but she convinced herself at the time he was just “scratching” himself, the victim wrote.

George, a twice-convicted registered sex offender, was charged with gross sexual imposition in 1998 and public indecency in 2005.

In the same written statement, the victim also wrote that George was “usually very talkative” and “occasionally says something that makes me uncomfortable.”

George was arrested without incident at his residence after detectives were able to get his information using the Kroger Plus Card he used after the alleged exposure.

Using records kept by the card, detectives were able to bring up a receipt verifying George purchased the deli meat shortly after the time the victim reported the incident occurred.

Surveillance footage also confirms that George was at the meat counter and served by the victim at the time of the reported incident.

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By Erin Thompson

ethompson@civitasmedia.com

Reach Erin Thompson at 740-852-1616, ext. 1615.

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