MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 23-year-old registered sex offender has been charged with criminal sexual conduct after police say he re-offended at a bus stop.
According to police, a woman reported that she was approached by a man around 1:40 a.m., later identified as Anthony Legrette Farrar, who touched her buttocks before walking away while she was waiting for a Metro Transit bus at 4th and Chicago.
The woman said after she boarded the bus, Farrar got on after her. She said he then moved seats while on the bus to sit closer to her.
When she arrived at her stop near the 2400 block of Delaware SE, she said Farrar followed her off the bus, grabbed her, dragged her between two residences and fondled her.
She said during the assault, he climbed on top of her and put his hand over her mouth. She was eventually able to scream for help, which alerted nearby residents. At that point, Farrar fled on foot.
Investigators conducted interviews and obtained video surveillance, which led them to identify Farrar. He was charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct by the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.
Farrar is currently at the Hennepin County Jail.
He was arrested and charged in an alleged similar case last August in Roseville. In that incident, Farrar was accused of following a woman home, approaching her at the front entry of her apartment building and pushing her down on the steps. The woman said he then climbed on top of her and sexually assaulted her, according to a criminal complaint.
A witness in the building saw the assault in progress and confronted Farrar, who fled the scene.
He was later arrested, but claimed the woman seduced him and pulled him on top of her.
Another woman told police Farrar had also approached her that same evening in August and made sexual advances towards her.