Eliazar Rivas-Rodriguez Muskegon County Jail

Eliazar Rivas-Rodriguez
Muskegon County Jail

An Indiana resident called an “illegal immigrant” on court documents has been charged with sexually groping two 17-year-old girls on the Fourth of July in a Michigan’s Adventure wave pool.

Eliazar Rivas-Rodriguez, 29, of Middlebury, Indiana, was arraigned Tuesday, July 7, on two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct involving force or coercion. The arraignment was conducted through a Spanish-speaking interpreter, according to court records…

According to an  affidavit for warrantless arrest in Rivas-Rodriguez’s court file, he’s accused of sexually groping the girls – who didn’t know him – on July 4 while they were in a wave pool at Michigan’s Adventure amusement park…

One of the teens reported the stranger grabbed her in the crotch area once. The other said he did it three times in succession, then grabbed her by the ankle under the water when she tried to flee.

The girl was able to get away and reported the incident to the teens’ guardians, according to the affidavit…

Rivas-Rodriguez, interviewed through an interpreter, denied all the allegations…

The affidavit described the suspect as an “illegal immigrant” living for 10 years in the Goshen, Indiana, area.

Source: ‘Illegal immigrant’ charged with groping 2 girls at Michigan’s Adventure | MLive.com