Man gropes 6-year-old as she gets off school bus, then runs off. He’s soon in handcuffs

A man groped a 6-year-old girl as she got off a school bus Wednesday afternoon in Visalia and a witness told a Tulare County sheriff’s deputy who quickly caught the man.

The sheriff’s office said Luis Roque was arrested and booked into the Tulare County Adult Pre-Trial Facility on a charge of lewd acts upon a child.

The incident happened in a rural neighborhood just north of Visalia. The sheriff’s office said a good Samaritan waved down the deputy to report seeing the incident and told the deputy that the groper had just run away from the scene.

Detectives called to the scene said Roque lives in the area and is known to authorities, the sheriff’s office said.