Monday began like hundreds of other workdays for Jayme Adair, who waits tables at Denny's, in Rome. Then, she took Clarence Locke Jr.'s drink order...
"I get their drink order, I turn to walk away and he reaches out of the booth, almost falls out of the booth and tries, and hits my butt. Not tries, he hit my butt. And I was just in shock. I never had something like that happen to me," said Adair, who's worked at the Rome Denny's for five years.
Adair says you can clearly see Locke touch her on Denny's surveillance video. Police confirm there is video. While the act took a second, the impact lasts much longer.
"It made me feel embarassed, it was degrading, it made me feel...it made me feel like I did something wrong and I know I didn't do anything wrong," said Adair, adding that nothing like this has ever happened in the five years she's worked at Denny's.
The trial in the court of social media has already begun. One Facebook poster wrote, "Good, as a waitress I'm tired of explaining to ppl that there is no reason to put their hands on us!" Another poster wrote, "Omg really I can think of a lot worst than (sic) he could have done."
Locke is charged with forcible touching-a misdemeanor. It doesn not require a person, upon conviction, to register as a sex offender, unless the victim is younger than 18 or it's not the first sex-related conviction.
"Working women are sick and tired of being subjected to this kind of abuse," said Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara. "Why someone would think that the could touch these people like that defies logic."