Orlando, FL (December 29, 2018) - A man from South Carolina is behind bars on charges that he allegedly groped a 10-year-old girl at a Universal Studios water park. The Orlando Police Department responded to the Volcano Bay park on Thursday, December 28th in reference to the incident, which occurred around 2:45 pm.
When officials arrived they arrested 26-year-old Harry Booth. Police determined that Booth and the girl were both on a floating water ride and that when the girl rode by Booth he grabbed her groin. The girl, who did not speak English, told her aunt that someone on the ride had touched her inappropriately. She was able to identify Booth to security officials who then alerted authorities.
Authorities spoke with Booth who denied that he touched the girl. However, police believe hew as being evasive during the interview as he changed his story several times during the course of police questioning.
Officers detained Booth and placed him in the Orange County Jail on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12.
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