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Man arrested on suspicion of lewd conduct at public pool

July 1, 2011 | 10:15 am

Park A 32-year-old man was under arrest Friday on suspicion of lewd conduct involving four girls at a public swimming pool in Los Angeles.

Darnell Island, of Compton, is accused of touching the girls, ages 9 to 13, “in an inappropriate manner” at the Ted Watkins Memorial Park Pool on East 103rd Street, officials said.

Island was taken into custody Wednesday after lifeguards at the pool reported the incidents.

They told deputies an adult male in the pool was touching girls.

The deputies then interviewed four alleged victims who said they had been touched by the suspect on areas of their body that made them uncomfortable.

Island was being held Friday on $100,000 bail.

The special victims bureau of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was asking anyone with information or other potential victims to contact them at (877) 710-5273.

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Map shows the location of where a man allegedly touched young girls in an inappropriate manner. Source: Google Maps

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