Man charged with touching girls

JACKSON — A 22-year-old resident of Roosevelt, N.Y., was arrested and charged with inappropriately touching two 15-yearold girls at the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park, Route 537.

Police said Francisco Contreras-Viera was placed under arrest and charged with four counts of criminal sexual contact.

Jackson Police Department Uniform Service Commander Capt. David Newman said that on July 30 at 5:15 p.m., Police Officer Edward Travisano responded to a report of a male suspect who was accused of inappropriately touching two 15-year-old girls.

Newman said Travisano met with the girls, who reported that they were inappropriately touched in the Six Flags Hurricane Harbor wave pool by a male suspect.

He said the girls told the officer that they immediately identified the individual who had touched them to their parents, as well as to the facility’s lifeguards and park security personnel.

Newman said the suspect was detained by park personnel until Jackson police arrived and placed Contreras-Viera under arrest.


ontreras-Viera was lodged in the

Ocean County jail, Toms River, in default of $25,000 bail.

Jackson Police Officer Ralph Seda and Detective Mitch Cowit assisted in the investigation.