One man arrested, one at large after girls touched at Aquatica water park

Posted at 11:11 PM, Jul 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-03 17:26:00-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A man accused of touching a girl and a woman while they were swimming at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park on Thursday was arrested but a second man wanted for a similar incident is at large, according to Chula Vista police.

Sergio Santos, 25, was detained by Aquatica's security on site after the incident. Santos also allegedly assaulted a security guard while trying to run from the park.  SeaWorld officials said Monday the guard is doing fine and back at work.

Chula Vista Police said Santos was charged with three misdemeanors: battery, sexual battery, and annoying a child.  He bailed out of jail.

Aquatica released this statement to 10News about the incident: "The safety of our guests and employees is and will always be our top priority. We ensure that our security posture is structure to ensure safe and enjoyable visits to our park. Aquatica officials continue to cooperate fully with the Chula Vista police department in this matter."

10News spoke to a woman who posted on Facebook about a second incident on the same day at the water park. The woman said her 9-year-old daughter was swimming in the lazy river when a man grabbed her floater and told her to go with him for "some fun."

Aquatica's communications director confirmed the second incident but said they are unrelated. Chula Vista Police said they believe they know the identity of the second man.

Police haven't released the ages of the girl and the woman allegedly assaulted by Santos.