32-year-old Spencer Golden followed a woman into a restroom at the Olean Center Mall on February 26, forced her against a wall and forcibly touched her.
The woman screamed for help and Golden ran from the restroom. He was picked up by police a short time later.
Just a couple of days before the assault, Golden had been released from a prison in Elmira, where he was serving time for burglary.
When he’s released from prison on the sexual abuse conviction, he will be on parole for seven years.