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Man accused of inappropriately touching teen at Lake George water park

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - A man is facing charges after police say he inappropriately touched a teenage girl at the Great Escape Lodge in Queensbury on Saturday. 

The Warren County Sheriff's Office says they arrested Radish Naipaul, 47, of Hartford, Conn., on charges of first-degree forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child.

He was arraigned and is due back in court on Monday.

The 14-year-old victim and her mother spoke to NEWS10 ABC in hopes of encouraging other victims in similar situations to come forward. The girl, whose name we are withholding to protect her identity, said she was in the pool playing water basketball with her friends when an unknown man grabbed her bathing suit bottom, pulled it partially down her hip, and then placed his hand on her buttocks. 

The teen claims she and her friend's mother alerted security guards over the alleged incident. But, while she was being interviewed by them, the man was allowed to stay in the pool with other children. She says her friend's mom called police when Great Escape employees would not.

Great Escape sent out this statement: " The safety and well-being of our guests is our highest priority. Our security team responded immediately and assisted the family in filing a report. While we do not provide specific information about our security measures, this is a serious matter and we continue to partner with Warren County Sheriff's Department to investigate." -Rebecca Wood/Theme Park Director of Marketing & Sales

If you witnessed this incident on Saturday, you're urged to contact the Warren County Sheriff's Office.


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