Man Arrested For Masturbating On Woman's Porch Just Weeks After Allegedly Grabbing Young Girl

Eric Craig, a Nashville, Tennessee man, first got into trouble with the law when he grabbed a 14-year-old girl walking down the street.

By Eric Shorey
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A Tennessee man accused of sexual assault has been arrested once again, this time after allegedly exposing himself to a woman in her home.

Eric Craig, 38, of Nashville, Tennesee was arrested on September 8 after a woman told police he had been masturbating on her porch while she hid inside her home. It wasn't Craig's first brush with the law: Just two weeks ago, the father of a 14-year-old girl had tackled Craig after he grabbed a teen in public, according to WKRN-TV of Nashville, Tennessee.

Police arrived at the home of the alleged victim, who remains unnamed in reports, after she called to alert them that a man had pulled his pants down and begun masturbating while on her property.

“It didn’t seem real. It still doesn’t seem real,” she told WKRN-TV. “He was yelling that he wanted me. That he wanted to come in my house. I just had a very off feeling about him, just from looking at him. He came across the street, walked up my stairs, stood there and stared at me."

Craig was at one point within two feet of the woman before she fled inside and locked the door.

Police interviewed Craig when they arrived at the scene. He told them that he had been “playing a sex game with his friend inside the residence," according to the arrest report.

Craig was arrested and booked into the Metro jail on charges of assault, indecent exposure, and trespassing. His bond has been set at $4,000.

Craig had been arrested two weeks ago after being tackled to the ground by the father of a teenager who accused him of grabbing his daughter on August 25, according to WKRN-TV. Craig was questioned by police after the altercation and reportedly told them he “just wanted to tell her she looked nice." He faces an assault charge as a result of the incident.

Craig was described by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department as homeless, according to Fox News.

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