Deputies: Youth baseball coach groped kids in Disney pool

Nicholas Groth

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A youth baseball coach from Wisconsin has been arrested after Orange County deputies say he groped three children at a Disney resort.

Media outlets report that 26-year-old Nicholas Groth was arrested Thursday on five counts of lewd and lascivious molestation.

According to court records, two of the victims are under the age of 12 and one is between 12 and 15. Each victim reported that Groth touched their buttocks while they were swimming in the pool at Disney’s Pop Century Resort over the weekend.

Court records say Groth is a coach for a Wisconsin youth baseball team and was staying at the hotel for Disney’s International Salute to Baseball Tournament.

According to an arrest affidavit, Groth appeared “to be in a mental struggle” when interviewed by detectives.

It’s unclear if Groth has an attorney.

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