83-year-old arrested following sexual solicitation

July 31, 2012 • Local News

Saturday afternoon, Roswell Police arrested Roy Mahoney, 83, near [auth] the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Bland Street. Mahoney was charged as a public nuisance. He told officials at the time he was “trying to pick up a woman.”

According to the RPD, Mahoney has a history of attempting to solicit sex from the women staying at The Rivers of Life homeless shelter, 400 E. Bland St., as well as approaching mentally handicapped individuals throughout Roswell for the same reason.

Mahoney was arrested in March for a battery incident that happened in February. The incident report states that he picked up a 26-year-old female and was driving her to the store. The victim, who went voluntarily with Mahoney, stated he grabbed her and she asked him to stop, but he continued.

Mahoney has been advised to stay away from Rivers of Life on more than one occasion.

He was taken to the Chaves County Detention Center and has a $300 surety bond.

Police urge citizens to be aware of Mahoney and ask the public to contact the RPD at 624-6770 if he makes advances. Mahoney is described as being 5-feet, 8-inches tall, weighing 175 lbs., has brown eyes, gray/blonde hair, and glasses.

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