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Man Charged for Inappropriately Touching 4 People in Wave Pool at Water Country

(WYDaily file)

YORK COUNTY — The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office arrested a 29-year-old Newport News man on Thursday for inappropriately touching four people at Water Country USA on June 10.

According to the sheriff’s office, it received a complaint on Monday that an unknown male had assaulted three juvenile females and one adult female in the wave pool area of Water Country.

The sheriff’s office said it immediately began an investigation, and with the assistance of the security staff at Water Country, a suspect was identified.

The suspect, 29-year-old Ziaulhaq Faqiri of Newport News, was arrested on June 13. The sheriff’s office said he was charged with three misdemeanor counts of sexual battery and one felony count of aggravated sexual battery.

The suspect is currently in the Newport News City Jail according to the sheriff’s office.

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