A man admitted Friday that in 2011 he tried to grope several women on and around the University of Utah campus.
As part of a deal with prosecutors in Salt Lake City's Third District Court, Gary Winston Fotheringham, 32, pleaded guilty to three counts of attempted forcible sexual abuse, all third-degree felonies. Prosecutors reduced the charges from second-degree felonies and dismissed two misdemeanors for voyeurism in exchange for the guilty pleas.
The pleas all but wrap up a case that began in November 2011, when someone reported that Fotheringham was watching women dress inside a locker room on the university campus. Later that same day, Fotheringham groped a woman as she walked through a lower campus building, police said. That evening, Fotheringham allegedly followed another woman to her car and groped her as she attempted to get inside. During the ensuing altercation the woman bit Fotheringham's right finger, according to police reports, an injury that he still had when police later confronted him.