Lake Grove, Long Island, NY (June 6, 2019) – According to authorities, a carnival worker is now facing charges after being accused of sexually assaulting a child. As of Thursday, June 6th, police have stated that the suspect inappropriately touched a child at an event.
According to police, the incident occurred at the Smith Haven Mall at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5th. The touching took place on the carousel at the Dreamland Amusements carnival, according to authorities. Investigators stated that 50-year-old Louis Shelton, of King of Prussia, PA, sexually assaulted a 7-year-old girl as she rode the merry-go-round.
Authorities stated that the incident occurred while Shelton was supposed to be strapping the girl into her seat but several people witnessed inappropriate contact. The incident is under investigation.
Sexual Abuse in New York
Before moving forward, we wish to express our sympathies to the victim of this predator as she attempts to recover from her abuse. It is important for child victims to understand that the recently drafted New York Child Victim’s Act allows time to make an attempt at healing before anything else. At Hach & Rose, we are unbending in our drive to hold those who commit such monstrous sexual offenses liable for their actions. As members of the community, we firmly believe that each and every victim deserves compassionate and knowledgeable representation.
Sexual abuse in New York sadly occurs on a regular basis, and we are devoted to helping the victims of such disgusting behavior. Our sympathetic attorneys recognize the severe trauma that so many victims have been forced to endure, and we are here for you 24/7 to answer any questions you may have at this time. If you or a loved one has been the victim of sex abuse, please don’t hesitate to call us at 212-779-0057 today.
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