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Logan Police looking to speak with additional victim of alleged Walmart groper

Posted at 8:37 PM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 23:01:01-05

LOGAN, Utah — Police are looking to speak with a woman who they say was groped by a man in a Logan Walmart earlier this month after he was arrested last week for the same offense.

On Dec. 21, 35-year-old Joshua Jay Cress was arrested after police say he grabbed a woman's behind in the store.

The woman told police that she noticed Cress walking behind her in an aisle and moved aside so he could pass. She said he groped her and continued walking down the aisle.

After she and her husband told an employee, a security worker followed Cress until a police officer arrived and met him outside the store.

The security employee told the officer that this wasn't the first incident of this kind. Cress had also groped another female on a previous occasion, the employee said, and the store had received several past complaints of him "creeping on females."

The employee said Cress tends to just wander around the store staring at female customers, not purchasing anything.

On Tuesday, Logan City Police posted on Facebook that they are looking to speak to the woman reportedly groped by Cress on Dec. 9 sometime between 5-5:30 p.m. They ask that the woman call Detective Vehrs at (435) 716-9359.

The reported incidents occurred at the south Logan store.

He faces one 2nd-degree felony count of forcible sexual abuse and a class-C misdemeanor of giving false information to an officer. Police say he gave a false name and age when initially questioned.