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Police: Joliet public housing resident gropes, exposes himself to woman

Lamaris L. George[]

JOLIET – A Joliet man allegedly sexually abused a 66-year-old woman at the John F. Kennedy Terrace public housing building, police said.

The arrest of Lamaris L. George, 42, a resident of the apartment building at 2200 Oneida St., was in response to an incident Dec. 20 where he allegedly groped the other resident’s breasts and exposed himself to her, police said.

Joliet Deputy Police Chief Ed Gregory said George approached the woman in the laundry room of the apartment building and allegedly tried to kiss her.

When she thwarted his attempted kiss, George then became aggressive, pushing and rubbing his body against her, Gregory said. George allegedly kept trying to kiss the woman and then exposed himself, he said.

The woman filed a complaint with the police. The incident was investigated and a warrant was issued for George’s arrest Thursday. The warrant for George’s arrest carried a $40,000 bond. George surrendered to police and was booked into the Will County jail Friday.

George was charged with aggravated battery in a public place, aggravated battery to a victim over 60 and public indecency.