Louisiana man groped a group of women, most of whom are teens at a Disney water park as they waded in the waves, police said.
Aman Bhatia, 27, of Baton Rouge, was arrested Sunday for allegedly lurking about the surf of Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and positioning himself to grab unsuspecting swimmers swirling in the surf.
After allegedly feeling Bhatia’s hands on her stomach and breasts, one older female victim began keeping a close eye on the alleged sexual assailant.
Another teenage victim reported that Bhatia grabbed her buttocks and followed her as she swam.
When the victim left the pool, she allegedly saw Bhatia touch one of her friends as a wave was breaking.
Witnesses observed Bhatia moving around the wave pool and looking around to “make sure no one was between himself and the victim,” the arrest report said.
With the help of a group of friends, a fourth victim said she was able to shake free of Bhatia who had allegedly grabbed her waist and twice tried to pull her towards him.
The pool perverts’ touching came to an end when victims alerted Bhatia to lifeguards and police were called.
Bhatia, a citizen of India, has denied the allegations. In arrest reports obtained by the Orlando Sentinel, police stated that Bhatia told them “his vision was fuzzy since he did not have his glasses on” and that “everyone was bumping into each other and having fun but he never intentionally touched anyone or grabbed any ladies breasts or buttocks.”
Bhatia was charged with four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 16 and two counts of battery.
He posted bond at the Orange County Jail and was released early Wednesday morning.
Disney has banned Bhatia from its parks.