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Posted on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 : 2:21 p.m.

Police: Drunk Ann Arbor man groped woman in hospital waiting room

By John Counts

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Tayo Norton

Courtesy of WCSO

An 18-year-old Ann Arbor man who pleaded guilty to spray painting in the Library Lane underground parking structure now is facing charges for groping a woman in the waiting room of a hospital, police said.

Tayo Norton was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in the early morning hours of May 12 because he was highly intoxicated, said Sgt. Geoff Fox of the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office.

While he was in the waiting room, police say Norton got up, walked over to a woman, grabbed her breast, and then went and sat back down, Fox said.

Norton was arraigned last week on one charge of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct for the incident and will face a preliminary examination July 2.

He is free on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond, according to court records.

Four days after the alleged incident at the hospital, Norton pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor vandalism charges in the 15th District Court, records show. Police caught Norton at 12:52 a.m. Dec. 27, 2012 spray-painting and using paint markers in the Library Lane parking garage, AnnArbor.com previously reported.

Norton was initially arraigned on one felony count of malicious destruction of property between $1,000 and $20,000 for the graffiti. Court records indicate he eventually pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of malicious destruction of property between $200 and $1,000 and was ordered to pay $2,121.53 in restitution.

Fourth-degree CSC is a high-court misdemeanor punishable by incarceration of two years and/or a $500 fine.

John Counts covers cops and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached at johncounts@annarbor.com or you can follow him on Twitter.

Comments

nickcarraweigh

Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 3:54 p.m.

Who this guy in police custody when he ran loose among the halt and maim in the hospital waiting room?

FormerMichRes

Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 8:14 p.m.

FYI A2 parents -- make sure you know what those basement trolls are up to. This is likely to be a another very expensive lesson for the parents of an unemployed local tagger!

KMHall

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 : 7:18 p.m.

Expensive, indeed. Those drinks can now mess up his future. Sex offender list? Helping teens realize the long range consequences is a constant battle but it's worth reminding them at every turn.

Greg

Sat, Jun 29, 2013 : 3:26 p.m.

As near as I can see in my life, drink and drunks have done far more harm to society than pot ever has. FWIW.

mady

Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 5:57 p.m.

agree!!

ThinkingOne

Fri, Jun 28, 2013 : 2:08 p.m.

12 comments, and all of them blocked. I am surprised commenting is still open.