PD: Man arrested after groping woman at West Phoenix laundromat

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-25 18:00:50-04

PHOENIX — A man was arrested after police say he groped a woman inside a West Phoenix laundromat.

Phoenix police report that early on Saturday morning, officers responded to a laundromat near 35th Avenue and Van Buren Street on a sexual abuse call.

A woman there reportedly told police that she was groped by a man, later identified as 38-year-old Francisco Javier Ruiz Lopez.

Police say Lopez was located sitting in his car outside a mobile home park about four miles away, with his pants off.

Lopez allegedly admitted to groping the woman, but claimed: "she told him to do it."

Lopez was arrested for sexual abuse.