ATLANTA (CBS46) -- Victims are coming forward asking why a man who according to them has sexually assaulted multiple women and has been arrested over 60 times is allowed to roam their neighborhood.
“I woke up to a man rubbing my leg in my bedroom,” said Jessica McMillan.
That man is Rodney Lee Stroud, who is very well known to authorities.
“He has a continuous cycle of behavior that’s very disturbing to the woman in my neighborhood, to me personally, to several of my neighbors,” said Christian Enterkin.
Records show he’s been arrested over 60 times.
In response to Stroud continuously being released by the courts the Dekalb County District Attorney said while the court considers prosecutor recommendations related to bond and sentences, each is granted at the discretion of the respective court handling the matter.
CBS46 first covered incidents by Stroud back in 2018 when he tried to enter a home while the owner was on the phone to 911.
His latest two incidents in the Kirkwood area on August 8 and 17 involved breaking into woman’s houses and undressing, and even touching them.
Several of his latest female victims live close by one another and have had multiple run-ins with Stroud.
“I saw him there, he saw me, and then he started to masturbate,” McMillan said.
Enterkin has a restraining order on Stroud for the 2018 incident and reported him breaking that order on August 4. She believes if he had been locked up like she said he should have been the other two incidents wouldn’t have happened.
“How he can continuously break into one victims house after another, signature bond himself out of jail, and within 24hrs he’s back breaking into another woman’s house,” Enterkin said.
Victims also say Atlanta police have been responsive to their calls but question how seriously they take Stroud’s actions. McMillan said an officer told her she needs to get used to his presence, and asked her if she may have dreamt him being in her room.
“He [APD officer] was like well you know this is just the neighborhood you live in,” McMillan said.
Police reply "Mr. Stroud has been arrested repeatedly and for crimes we find to be very concerning. It is frustrating to us to see repeat offenders quickly released and back out on our streets and we are hopeful Mr. Stroud will be held accountable for his actions and provided with the appropriate resources to address his behavior."