5 still wanted for questioning in alleged Splish Splash groping case

<p>Riverhead police are asking for the public&rsquo;s help to identify the remaining five people wanted for questioning in connection to the alleged groping of four young girls in the Splish Splash wave pool.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 31, 2018, 9:37 PM

Updated 2,094 days ago

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Riverhead police are asking for the public’s help to identify the remaining five people wanted for questioning in connection to the alleged groping of four young girls in the Splish Splash wave pool.
The mothers of the girls -- who range in age from 11 to 13 -- have accused Splish Splash of ignoring their daughters’ claims about being inappropriately touched by a group of men. The mothers say one of girls told their Huntington YMCA camp counselor immediately, who then told Splish Splash security.
In a statement, Splish Splash officials say the girl "did not see anyone's face to identify them. The girl was also unable to relay any information about how she was inappropriately touched."
Splish Splash also says the counselor didn't want police called. Security then escorted the group out of the park without getting their names.
Some of the people seen in security video being escorted out of the park have been cleared by Riverhead police.
Laura Ahearn, with Parents for Megan's Law, says the entire situation was mishandled.
“They're not there to make a determination whether they have probable cause. That's not their role,” she told News 12. 
Ahearn says cases like this show the need for a change in the law. She wants all businesses who deal with children to be required under the law to report alleged incidents of sexual abuse immediately to police.


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