Man accused of molesting several teens at Disney

Man Banned from Disney Parks After Allegedly Groping Several Teens

ORLANDO, Fla. (WPIX) — A suspected groper has been banned from all Disney parks after several teens in the Typhoon Lagoon water park accused him of molesting them.

Police arrested 27-year-old Aman Bhatia, of Baton Rouge, on Sunday for allegedly touching six victims. Several of the victims were under the age of 16, police said.

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Bhatia appeared to be "touching a lot" of people in the wave pool and positioning himself close to teens and women as the surf jostled visitors, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.

One girl complained that Bhatia had grabbed her butt in shallow water, then told her, "I'm so sorry." She told police she and a friend tried to move away from him, but that Bhatia followed them into deeper water and again touched the teen when a wave came, according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel.

Another victim accused Bhatia of pinching her hard enough to leave a red welt on her skin.

In another instance, a teen surfaced after a wave passed, yelling, "Who grabbed my breasts?" police said.

Bhatia, who is an Indian citizen, denied the accusations, saying that he didn't have his glasses on and that his vision was fuzzy, according to the paper.

"Mr. Bhatia said everyone was bumping into each other and having fun but he never intentionally touched anyone or grabbed any ladies breasts or buttocks," according to the report.

Bhatia, who was charged with four counts of lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 16 and two counts of battery, posted bond and was released early Wednesday morning.

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