ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office says a 20-year-old man from Venezuela is accused of groping a child at Disney. Deputies said the alleged incident happened at Epcot about 8 p.m. on Saturday.
Deputies say the child, who is under 12, and the child's mother were seated with Arturo Benitezpita on the Test Track ride.
During the ride, which races along a track up to 65 miles per hour, deputies say the victim told them that the suspect put his hand on the child's knee, during a part of the ride designed to scare the riders. They say the suspect then slid his hand towards the child's groin area, before the mother grabbed the suspect's wrist and threw his arm away.
When the ride finished, deputies say the mother called security, and Benitezpita was held until an investigator arrived to question the child and the suspect. Afterwards, the suspect was arrested for a lewd and lascivious act on a child under 12.
Benitezpita remains at the Orange County Jail on a $10,000 bond.