The alleged incident happened on February 23rd at the TOPS supermarket in
"They were separated for just a couple of minutes, he allegedly had made an observation of the girl being away from her mother for a very brief period of time and during that time, he did approach the girl and have physical contact with her," says Tom Voelkl, Brighton Police Chief.
Tops employees have been working with
Krouth was arrested in 2006, charged with stalking for taking photographs of women at Kohl's department store in Henrietta and over in the 12 corners area of Brighton.
“He was not charged with a crime, however, given his status as a level 3 sex offender, it was a appropriate to notify the community of his presence and his activities due to his risk level,” says Voelkl.
When the photograph incident occurred, Krouth had already served his time plus parole, leaving Brighton Police with no other legal recourse than to notify residents in the area. However, with this latest alleged incident at Tops, it looks like they can pursue something a little tougher such as the persistent felon law.
“It's not necessarily part of the sex offender registry, however, in Mr. Krouth's case, we are looking at that also,” says Voelkl.
Police say Krouth could be connected to similar incidents around the community. They are asking anyone with information on the incident in