Man accused of inappropriately touching woman at U of M library

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Gregory Buckhanon

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police say Gregory Jermaine Buckhanon was arrested on The University of Memphis campus Monday, Feb. 5 after he allegedly grabbed a student inappropriately and then attacked a man.

University Police say Buckhanon assaulted an unknown man behind the information desk at the University Center. The identity of the victim couldn’t be confirmed, because he left before police arrived.

A recording of the fight was sent to campus investigators. Court documents state the footage shows the suspect attacking a man while onlookers run away in fear.

Police later found out the suspect was also wanted for sexual battery that took place earlier that day at McWherter Library. The 23-year-old victim told authorities she was on the fourth floor of the library when Buckhanon sat down next to her. She claimed she didn’t know him.

According to court documents, he began “making flirtatious remarks and then started unwanted advances rubbing [victim’s] knee, thigh and breast on the outside of her clothes.”

The victim told police she was in shock at what was going on.

Buckhanon wasn’t supposed to be on campus. He’s been banned since Sep. 29, 2016 for a theft crime.

He faces sexual battery and aggravated criminal trespass charges.

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