Idaho Man Accused of Driving for Hours to Grope High School Cheerleaders

Apparently, Jeffrey Paul Gravelle, of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho likes high school cheerleaders.

A lot.

So much so, that he is willing to drive for hours to see them just stretch and warm up. And, according to police, he also likes getting close to them. But before you think he’s just obsessed with their routines, you need to read the following from the Tri-City Herald:

Jeffrey Paul Gravelle, of Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, was at two Hanford High School football games last month and allegedly grabbed or touched three cheerleaders under their skirts.  School officials later identified him as a suspect who was seen loitering outside the girls’ locker room during a basketball game in February, court documents said.  The first football game incident was Sept. 7 at the Hanford-Kamiakin game.  A Hanford cheerleader reported that she was talking to other cheerleaders when a man came up behind her, grabbed her buttocks and reached under her skirt, documents said. A couple with sons on the football team also told authorities they saw the man, later identified as Gravelle, push between them and hit the cheerleader’s bottom, documents said. When the girl didn’t respond, the man reached under her skirt, the couple said.

A Kamiakin cheerleader said Gravelle also walked by her, touched her behind then reached under her skirt. She said she also saw the man go out of his way to approach another Kamiakin cheerleader, documents said.   Gravelle reportedly told police that he “had a sexual problem for the last 15 years,” in particular with high school cheerleaders, documents said. He said he liked watching them warm up and stretch before games and is willing to drive several hours at a time just to watch them, documents said.  He also denied groping the cheerleaders, but said he did accidentally touch each one on the bottom, documents said.

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