Cops: Man grabbed boy’s buttocks in restroom, sprayed him with water gun

Solomon Johnson, Pinellas County Jail booking photo

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) — Police say a St. Pete man grabbed a child’s buttocks in a public restroom and then shot the boy in the eyes with a water gun.

Detectives say the victim was using the restroom when Solomon Johnson, 33, entered at 11:39 a.m. on Wednesday, June 15. Johnson turned off the lights in the bathroom and then grabbed the victim’s bare buttocks with both hands and only stopped when the victim told him not to touch him.

Johnson then turned the lights back on in the bathroom and used a plastic water gun to shoot water into the eyes of the victim. The incident was witnessed by the victim’s friends, who were also shot in the eyes with the water gun, according to an arrest affidavit.

Johnson was arrested on one count of lewd and lascivious molestation and two counts of child abuse. He is being held in the Pinellas County Jail on $160,000 bond.

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