North Port man arrested, accused of being “serial groper”

North Port man arrested, accused of being “serial groper”
Dominic Sforza is charged with three counts of battery (Source: Lee County Sheriff's Office)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - A North Port man accused of being a "serial groper" was arrested Tuesday by the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies arrested 22-year-old Dominic Sforza on three counts of battery. The sheriff's office says a tip led them to Sforza, who's accused of inappropriately touching women in public places, including the parking lots of large stores.

The North Port Sun reports Sforza was a Target employee at the store on San Carlos Boulevard in Fort Myers. That's where one of the attacks allegedly took place.

Other alleged attacks took place at a Publix on Daniels Parkway and a Dollar Tree store on South Tamiami Trail, according to the paper, which says a woman also reported a man approaching her at a McDonald's on Ben Hill Griffin Parkway and asking for "a kiss."

The victims identified Sforza as their attacker and he was taken into custody.

He has since been released on bond.

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