|Published: 9:34 AM, 10/24/2013
||Last updated: 9:35 AM, 10/24/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
SWEETWATER-A man who sexually harassed
a Sweetwater woman this past summer is looking at three years in jail
after he pled in Monroe County Criminal Court Monday.
Jeffrey Edward Bullabough, 54, Powell
Avenue, was charged with sexual battery on June 22 after he stuck his
hand down the pants of a woman while attending a cookout. Sweetwater
Patrolman Michael Pippen said the woman was asleep in the house with
her 6-year-old son when Bullabough came in and assaulted her.
Pippen said Bullabough was drunk at the
time of the attack.
On July 10, after he was in court on
that charge, he was back in jail after he allegedly went back to the
woman's residence to peek in her window.
Sweetwater Police Detective John
Scruggs said Bullabough was told to stay away from the victim, but he
apparently didn't listen.
The victim told Scruggs that Bullabough
was following her around and ended up back at her house.
Scruggs said at one
point, Bullabough sat at a picnic table where the victim could see
him and stared and winked at her. The woman said this made her fear
for her safety.
Then around 1:20 p.m. that day, the
woman said the man was at her window and when she went outside he was
Bullabough pled to
sexual battery but the stalking charge was dismissed. Bullabough, who
has been in jail since July 11, must serve at least 35 percent of his
three years before he is eligible for parole.
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