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A woman was sexually assaulted during sci-fi event Dragon Con for the second year in a row

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An Atlanta woman says she was sexually assaulted while watching a parade during Dragon Con.

The woman posted a photo on her Facebook page of a man who she says pressed his exposed genitals against her during the Saturday morning event, reported the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“I felt someone standing super close behind me — yes, it was crowded — but his crotch was completely against me, so I turned around and looked down and his ENTIRE PENIS was out of his pants up against me,” the woman said in a Facebook post shared more than 7,700 times. “I called him out and starting screaming and hitting him, so he got scared and ran away, but the girl next to me got these pictures of him — so ATL folks if you know this man or see him anywhere any information would be great.”

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The woman said another bystander worked for the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office and promised to help her press charges once the man is identified.

She told police the man assaulted her between 10:45 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Andrew Young International Boulevard and Peachtree Center Avenue.

Organizers of the science-fiction event said the suspect has been identified, but police said the man has not yet been arrested.

Another woman reported last year at Dragon Con that a man wearing an “FBI” hat had sexually assaulted her as she experienced dizziness and confusion after consuming an alcoholic drink mixed by her husband.

Police identified Gary Hood as the suspect in that assault after the woman pointed him out to a friend, who complimented his convention costume and asked him to pose for a photo.

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Hood was arrested later that month and charged with aggravated sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual battery.


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