On Sunday, Cobb County police arrested Kenyon Dennis Tull and charged him with two counts of felony child molestation.
According to the victim, 15, she was in line waiting for a water slide at Six Flags Over Georgia's Skull Island. While in line she said a man kept lingering close to her and at one point bumped into her and claimed it was an accident. A short time later the victim said Tull then reached his hand up her leg and sexually molested her.
"It was very, very shocking," the victim said. But, I just try to stay strong about it. I am thankful that it happened to me rather than anyone else because I wouldn't want to see anyone else go through that."
The teenager then ran away from Tull and told her father. Immediately her father began the search for Tull.
"I met him when he came down the slide. I exposed him right there and said 'you got a problem buddy you are putting your hands on young girls," the victim's father said. "My feelings now, are thank God my daughter came up and told me the truth."
While security detained Tull another mother and her 13-year-old daughter approached and said that Tull had also inappropriately touched her.
The father of the 15-year-old girl who alerted security said Tull claimed what he did was an accident.
"He made it look like an accident that he was falling over into her and she took it at that way that it was an accident that he happened to put his hands on her," the father said. "Then he made another attempt at an area that is not permissible."
That description is similar to what the father says the second 13-year-old victim also told police.
The communications manager for Six Flags, Emily Murray, released this statement:
"On Sunday evening, parents of two female guests notified park security that a male guest had made inappropriate contact with their daughters while in the park. The incident was immediately reported to Cobb County police who arrested the offender. The safety of our guests and employees is our top priority and we have zero tolerance for those who violate our guest code of conduct policies. Any further questions will need to be directed to Cobb Police"
The father of the victim said hopes parents and children learn a valuable lesson from this incident.
"To really talk your children and start teaching them at young ages, there are things that are appropriate and not appropriate," he said. "And not be scared to come forth if something is going wrong."
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