Man arrested for groping young girl in state resort park

Man arrested for groping young girl in state resort park

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CORBIN (WATE) - A Kentucky man is facing sexual abuse charges after he allegedly groped a young girl at the Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

According to the Whitley County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call that a child had been touched inappropriately by a stranger Saturday afternoon. The caller told deputies her 7-year-old daughter was lying down on a park bench when a man grabbed her inappropriately from behind.

The caller and another witness confronted the suspect, but say he only smiled at them and then walked away.

Witnesses managed to snap a photo of the suspect with a cell phone, then showed it to a deputy upon arrival.

Deputies searched nearby trails until eventually finding a suspect that matched the description. He was then identified by witnesses.

Deputies identify the suspect as Bryan Eidson, 22, of London, KY. He has been charged with first degree sexual abuse and is currently being held in the Whitley County Detention Center.

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