Orlando, FL (January 10, 2019) – A registered sex offender, identified as 42-year-old David Kelly, was arrested at an Orlando Walmart in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 9th, after he touched and fondled a young girl's behind as she looked at toys in the store.
At the time that the incident occurred on Tuesday night just before midnight, the girl and her family were at the Walmart store located on the S. John Young Pkwy when she asked if she could go into the nearby toy aisle. She was seen on surveillance cameras looking at toys when Kelly came up to her and fondled her buttocks. He walked away from the young victim and then came back and did it again. The young victim ran back to her parents, crying, and told them what happened.
The parents alerted security and Loss Prevention at the store about the incident that the child described. They contacted the authorities immediately.
The loss prevention officer from the store went into the parking lot but wasn't able to hold him. Kelly was eventually tackled by a bystander in the parking lot. Deputies arrived a short time later and found Kelly pinned to the ground with the bystander on top of him.
After reviewing video surveillance, deputies determined that a crime had been committed. The girl spoke with deputies and described the man as “ugly.”
Kelly was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12 years old.
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