Deputies: 3rd teen grabbed by Walmart groping suspect

Published On: Mar 31 2014 02:39:58 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 31 2014 02:41:52 PM EDT

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Marco Evora


A third teenage girl has reported to deputies that she was grabbed by a 55-year-old man accused of groping two other girls in a Middleburg Walmart on the same day last week, according to the Clay County Sheriff's Office.

Marco Evora was arrested Friday on charges of lewd and lascivious conduct, and now also faces a misdemeanor charge of simple battery.

The first two girls told investigators Evora invited them to his house, offering them "ice cream, pizza and movies," then lifted one girl's shirt and kissed her on the abdomen.

Deputies said the third victim also successfully picked him out of a lineup.

She told deputies Evora grabbed her, and deputies said the store's surveillance video confirms that.

Evora made his first appearance in court over the weekend and an arraignment date of April 30 was set. He is being held in the Clay County Jail on $200,000 bail.

Deputies said tips from the community helped lead them to Evora.


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