Clovis News

Madera man held in water park sex assault

A 34-year-old Madera man was arrested by Fresno County sheriff's deputies Saturday after a 16-year-old girl was assaulted at Wild Water Adventure Park east of Clovis.

The victim reported that she was swimming at the park when a man approached her from behind and put his hand inside her swimsuit before she could pull away, the Sheriff's Office said. The victim left the pool and told her family.

The man was escorted from the park before deputies could arrive but was found in a north Fresno parking lot late Saturday and arrested on suspicion of sexual battery.