An Ellicott man who was awaiting sentencing for “a series of groping incidents” was charged again for a similar crime last week, according to a release from Howard County police.
Jeremy Kaho Ng, 27, was charged with second-degree assault, stalking and fourth-degree sex offense, the release states. Ng was convicted on July 15 of groping no less than three women last year.
On July 17, a woman shopping at a Target in Columbia told a police officer that she was being followed and that a man had grabbed her sexually.
“The woman told police she was being followed in the store by an unknown male suspect and that at one point the man walked behind her and grabbed her buttocks,” the release states. “The man was also seen standing near the woman’s vehicle as she exited the store. The woman also noticed a white Dodge Ram truck, later determined to be registered to Ng, followed her vehicle as she left the parking lot.”
Ng turned himself in for the July 17 incident on July 19. Ng is being held at the Howard County Detention Center on $175,000. He was released after pleading guilty to the three incidents last year on bond just days before.
In 2013, Ng touched three women in the parking lots of a Best Buy, The Mall in Columbia and a Columbia apartment complex.
“Police urge anyone who may have experienced similar incidents since January 2014 to contact police at 410-313-STOP,” the release states.