Police in Atlanta are investigating a reported sexual assault from Labor Day Weekend's Dragon Con, according to a report from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The report refers to a widely-shared Facebook post* from another woman asked for help identifying a man in a photograph who she says assaulted her while watching the Dragon Con parade on the morning of September 3rd. She says she felt a man standing closely behind her and turned around to see his genitals exposed. She later updated the post saying that the man's identity had been found, and sharing of the post was no longer necessary, possibly referring to the official investigation.
The parade assault is only one of at least two at this year's convention being investigated by police. The Atlanta Police's twitter account responded to a tweet from one woman saying that a man dressed in a Captain America costume assaulted her friend at the Atlanta Marriot on the night of September 3rd. The woman says that Dragon Con security were notified and are taking the report seriously, but that the Atlanta Police had offered an update in 5-7 business days.
Last year, Georgia man Gary Hood was arrested and charged with sexual battery and misdemeanor sexual assault after reports that he assaulted a woman outside the Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel during the convention, as reported by several major news outlets. We were unable to locate online court records for the result of the trial or any follow-up reports.
We'll continue to investigate these stories and update you with any information we find.
*The Outhouse has not linked to any of the social media posts to protect the identity of the victims.