A 17-year-old Menlo Park youth was arrested on sexual battery charges on Friday, May 20, at a dance at the Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim, according to a report obtained from the Anaheim Police Department.
Police are not identifying the suspect because he is under 18, but they did book him into the Orange County Juvenile Hall and kept him there over the weekend, Anaheim police Sgt. Rick Martinez said. The suspect was released early in the following week, police said.
The incident began when the suspect reportedly touched his 17-year-old female dance partner inappropriately. She and her friends then called in Disney representatives who escorted the suspect and the victim off the dance floor to wait for police, Sgt. Martinez said.
Police are investigating and will consult with the district and city attorneys offices as to whether the incident constitutes a chargeable offense, and if so whether the offense is a misdemeanor or a felony, Sgt. Martinez said.