Man videotaped slapping reporter's rear on live TV charged

Thomas Callaway, the man who slapped a reporter on the backside while she was live on air, has been charged with sexual battery. (Source: Chatham County Sheriff/WSAV/CNN)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia man who was videotaped slapping a female reporter’s rear on live TV has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of sexual battery.

Savannah police spokeswoman Bianca Johnson confirmed that Thomas Callaway was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the incident involving a TV reporter – Alex Bozarjian of WSAV-TV – covering a road race last Saturday.

Callaway went to the television station and apologized on-camera a few days later.

He also said he did not touch the young woman’s rear intentionally but was trying to raise his hand to pat her on the back or shoulder.

Callaway’s attorney declined to comment Friday.

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