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Man Arrested for Touching Children at Park Event

A Michigan man was arrested after allegedly touching and tickling children he did not know while they were playing ball at a summer event in the park.

On June 21, the advent of the fourth annual “Food Truck Fridays” was held at Town Square Park in Pinckney. The president of the local Chamber of Commerce talked about some of the features at the weekly event and said, “We have 16 food trucks. We have our famous ‘foam party,’ which is the kids go play in the foam at 1:45p, 4:45p and 6:45p. The fire department will have a display and they’re going to be spraying the kids down.”

The activities typically draw a large crowd including many families with children. Some of the youngsters were playing catch with a football, and an unknown man reportedly walked up and got in between their game. The police were later told that he was touching and tickling the kids, who were reportedly uncomfortable with him. It was reported that the man told the kids he knew their parents. One of the youngsters said he felt worried that the man was trying to kidnap him.

The authorities learned about the situation, and when they were walking up to the man, he allegedly threw the football at an officer. When he was being cuffed, the man, who the police believed was intoxicated, was allegedly uncooperative.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Livingston County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of felony kidnapping/child enticement, two felony counts of assaulting/resisting/obstructing a police officer, one misdemeanor count of assault and battery, and one misdemeanor count of disorderly person jostling. He was held in lieu of a $100,000 cash or surety bond. According to records, he is currently being represented by a court appointed public defender.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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