Lauderdale County woman fights off alleged groper

Kimothy Knight was arrested and charged with sexual abuse and harassment.

Posted: Apr 11, 2018 4:07 PM
Updated: Apr 12, 2018 10:39 AM

A Lauderdale County woman speaks out after fighting off a man who tried to attack her.

Lauderdale County investigators arrested Kimothy Knight on Saturday and charged him with harassment and sexual abuse.

WAAY 31 spoke with the victim Knight is accused of groping. She did not want us to reveal her identity.

"I was outside in my yard walking my sons dog with my neighbor across the complex," the woman told us.

She said she was at her apartment complex in Lexington last Thursday. She said they were having a nice walk around the complex in broad daylight when Knight came up to her and a friend.

"He came staggering around and grabbed my head and he was like 'look at me and listen'," said the woman. "I kept backing up and moving away from him but every time I would he would come closer grabbing my private areas."

The woman tells us she knew Knight because he was dating another neighbor of hers that lives in the same complex. She said she got away from him the first time but then he grabbed her from behind. The woman said she jerked away from him and yelled, "No!"

"He kept on trying to kiss my neck and grab on me. He finally staggered back into my neighbors apartment," said the woman.

She immediately called 911. Lauderdale County investigators told WAAY 31 Knight told them he was so drunk he doesn't remember doing any of this. The woman told us she was and still is shaken up by the incident. She's thankful to her neighbors who witnessed the fiasco and tried to help. She has a message for anyone who finds themselves in this situation.

"Don't be afraid to speak up. Tell somebody," said the woman.

Investigators said witness accounts helped strengthen the case against Knight . He is currently being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a $26,000 bond.

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