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GURNEE, Ill. (CBS) — Two teenage girls told police over the holiday weekend that a boy their age stalked and groped them at the water park at Six Flags Great America – even after they hid from him in a restroom.
The two friends, a 17-year-old girl from Oregon and a 15-year-old girl from Ohio, were on a group trip to the amusement park last weekend, and were in the Hurricane Harbor wave pool when the boy began following them around.
The boy, who was wearing red shorts and no shirt, began following them around. Then he allegedly came up behind the 17-year-old girl in the shallow end of the pool and placed his hands on her legs and then started to touch the other girl.
The girls moved to the deep end of the pool to try to get away from him.
But they say he came up behind them again, and touched the 17-year-old on her legs and belly. He went over to the 15-year-old and placed his hands on her legs and then touched her in an inappropriate way.
The girls got out of the pool and hid in the restroom to see if he would leave. After a while they left the restroom and the male followed them again.
They immediately located their group supervisor at the Superman ride and reported the incident.
He took them to the security office to make a report. Their parents were notified.
The boy is described as 17 years old and possibly Asian, standing about 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build, short black curly hair, brown eyes, and gold hoop earring in his right ear. No one matching the suspect description was located when the girls reported the incident, and the case remains under investigation.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident or suspect should call the Gurnee Police Department at (847) 599-7000 or Lake County Crime Stoppers at (847) 662-2222.
The Lake County News-Sun contributed to this report, via the Sun-Times Media Wire