Man accused of groping child on ride at Disney World

ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH) — A 20-year-old man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly groped a child on a popular Epcot ride, deputies say.

According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, 20-year-old Arturo Benitez-Pita of Venezuela is charged with lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 years old.

The victim told deputies he was in line for Test Track when members of a group of people ahead let him pass them, according to the report. Benitez-Pita then told the victim, ‘I’m riding with you,” deputies say.

The victim said that while on the ride, Benitez-Pita touched him inappropriately.

According to the report, Benitez-Pita denied the allegations and said if he had touched the victim inappropriately it was by accident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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