Door-to-door salesman arrested for sexual battery

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A door-to-door salesman finds himself behind bars in Oklahoma County. Multiple women claim the solicitor touched them inappropriately. This week police arrested the suspect on two counts of sexual battery.

Knocking on doors in an apartment complex on S. Shartel Ave., Lee Collins Jr. allegedly began a sales pitch to numerous women.

“He told me he worked for Unity Management selling magazines,” one victim said, who asked not to be identified.

That victim said, before Collins left, he gave her a hug and groped her.

“He reached in with one arm and touched me inappropriately,” the victim said.

“At some point he wrapped his arms around her and touched her on the bottom,” Oklahoma City police MSgt. Gary Knight said.

Knight said when officers arrived at the complex to investigate one victim’s claim, they found a second woman talking to Collins.

“The officer, as he approached, noticed he hugged that woman and grabbed her bottom also,” Knight said.

Collins supposedly told police the illegal touching had been an accident.

According to the police report, when the officer asked why two different women had said he had done this, Collins said, “The Devil tells lies.”

Then Collins allegedly admitted, “He had been in this situation before and it worked out.  He was arrested in Berkley, California for the exact same thing.”

Police say the case should remind everyone to use caution dealing with all door-to-door salespeople.

“You should not open the door to somebody you don’t know. Don’t open the door if you don’t know whose on the other side,” Knight said.

“I’m married and happy and no one wants to be touched by a stranger,” the victim said.

Collins told police he has a medical issue with his shoulder.

If he touched the victims on the behind, it’s because she shoulder doesn’t work right.

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