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Police: Man arrested for groping woman in South Phoenix restaurant

Posted: 2:39 PM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 22:04:00Z
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PHOENIX — A man has been arrested for groping a woman at a South Phoenix McDonald’s.

Phoenix police report that Saturday night officers responded to the McDonald’s near 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

A woman told police that a man, later identified as 31-year-old Joseph Scott Spesard, allegedly gave her an unwanted hug inside the restaurant. Spesard also reportedly grabbed the woman's breast.

Police spotted and arrested Spesard at a nearby business complex.

He is facing charges of criminal trespassing and sexual abuse.

A judge set his bond at $5,000. Online records indicated he remained in custody as of Monday afternoon.