Knoxville TN May 11 2012 A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after grabbing a woman at West Town Mall and touching her inappropriately.
According to Knoxville Police, Terry Eugene Wadley, 32, who is homeless, went into a clothing store Tuesday afternoon and approached a 22-year-old employee. He rubbed against her and touched her over her clothes, then ran when other employees came to help the victim.
Mall security and responding officers located Wadley and took him into custody. The victim was able to identify him as the man who assaulted her.
Wadley has been charged with sexual battery. He had been recently released from the Knox County jail and has been previously convicted of sexual battery in Knox County.
He is on the Sexual Offender Registry as a violent offender. He also has a history of felony drug charges and theft charges from Roane and Hamilton Counties.