Man charged after 3 women kissed, fondled at local store freed on bond

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ROBINSON, Texas (KWTX) Farooq Ahmed, 49, of Temple, who was arrested Monday after three women reported they were kissed and fondled against their will at the Robinson convenience store where he works was free on bond Tuesday.

Farooq Ahmed, 49, of Temple was arrested at around 2:40 p.m. Monday. (Jail photo)

Ahmed was released from the McLennan County Jail Tuesday morning after posting a $10,000 bond.

Ahmed was arrested at around 2:40 p.m. Monday at the store in the 300 block of South Robinson Drive on a warrant charging injury to an elderly individual, Robinson police said in a press release late Monday afternoon.

The investigation that led to the arrest started after a 39-year-old woman reported on Dec. 19 that a man at the convenience store rubbed her hand and up her arm while shaking her hand and then came up behind her at the fountain drink machine as she was getting a free cup of coffee she was offered, put his arms around her, and started to kiss the right side of her face while rubbing her hair.

He also attempted to kiss her on the lips, police said.

On Jan. 6 a 47-year-old woman reported a similar incident at the same store.

She told investigators the man stuck out his hand as if to shake hers and then “pulled her tight against his body and kissed her on the neck,” police said.

A 71-year-old woman reported on the same day that a man at the store had offered her free coffee and as she was getting it “came up behind her and put both of his hands under her arms and grabbed her breasts and rubbed her breasts through the clothing,” police said.

He also kissed her on the cheek and was “moaning and simulating sexual intercourse with her from behind while rubbing her breasts,” police said.

“She said he forcibly twisted her neck while trying to kiss her on the lips,” police said.