At least seven adult men were arrested on May 28 for orchestrating an inappropriate game of touching young and even underage girls at the Golfland SunSplash Waterpark. Investigating officers are convinced the men were working together to coordinate this unacceptable behavior.
Officials first became aware of an issue when a few girls approached the water park’s security guards. They told the guard that they were inappropriately touched in the wave pool. After a quick investigation, the guards found several other girls who confirmed the reports. At least one victim was under that age of 14. Local police were called just after 5 P.M.
Victims identified the various men who claimed to not know each other. Although the men claim they weren’t working together, victim reports indicate that the men did work together to get a young victim surrounded before groping them. One 11-year-old, who was thankfully not a victim, reported to her father that the group of men had attempted to surround her while acting “creepy”, but she was able to evade them and alert her parents.
The general manager of the waterpark, Steve Rodgers, confirmed that the group of men were seen acting suspiciously and doing other abnormal things before being arrested. Authorities are still investigating to determine whether inappropriate touching occurred anywhere else in the park that day.
The seven suspects were all taken to Placer County Jail. Ranging in age from 18-years-old to 38-years-old, the group of men were all charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and suspicion of lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age.
Suspects include Balwinder Malhi, Gursharanpal Banga, Manpreet Dhillon, Lakhveer Gill, Harpreet Talwar, Dharampal Singh and Baljinder Khaira.