A Mankato man is facing a criminal sexual conduct charge after police say he groped a woman who was out for a bike ride at Land of Memories Park earlier this month.

Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Deputies say the victim finished her ride and returned to her vehicle, parked near a gas station in LeHillier, when 37-year-old Jeffrey Coners opened the car door, told her she smelled nice, and then grabbed her breast before walking away.

Conners claimed that he may have accidentally touched the woman’s breast when he tickled her. He admitted that he had been drinking.