Man Convicted of Groping Woman at Publix

By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro Email
By: TPD Release, Julie Montanaro Email

UPDATED 5.3.2012 by Julie Montanaro

Steven Hanna was convicted of misdemeanor battery today after groping a woman at a Tallahassee Publix store.

Prosecutors say he approached the woman three times. They contend he whsipered lewd comments in her ear and touched her buttocks.

Hanna took the stand today and denied touching the woman.

The jury apparently didn't buy his story. It took them just 15 minutes to come back with a guilty verdict.

Hanna was sentenced to one year's probation, 100 hours of community service and five days on the jail work camp.

WCTV viewers helped to identify Hanna after grocery store surveillance video was featured on our Crimestoppers segment.
Tallahassee, FL -- January 6, 2011 --

Steven Paul Hanna, 37, was arrested in connection with a groping incident at a Publix grocery store back in December of 2011.

The victim was able to point out the suspect after seeing him in a lineup of six, and Hanna was arrested for the charge of battery.

Snapshots of the original incident in December of 2011 were issued to the media at the time and led to the identity of the suspect.

For more information on the incident, read the attached probable cause.


TPD Attempting to Identify Battery Suspect

Tallahassee, Florida - December 19, 2011 -

On December 7th 2011, at approximately 9:23a.m. the Tallahassee Police Department responded to the Publix at 1700 North Monroe Street in reference to a battery. The female reported she was battered by the pictured male. TPD is seeking information leading to the identification of the below subject for questioning in this on-going investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Tallahassee Police Department at (850) 891-4552 or Big Bend Crimestoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.


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