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Man Takes Battery Plea in Store Incidents of Inappropriate Touching

Nicholas Muniz was arrested after reports he inappropriately touched teen girls at Target store in St. Charles. Muniz was also charged with a similar incident reported at the Wheaton store.

Nicholas Muniz of Glen Ellyn has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery charges stemming from his arrest in St. Charles earlier this year.

Muniz, 24, admitted to three battery counts during an appearance in Kane County court this week. His plea did not come with an agreement with prosecutors on sentencing. He is scheduled to return to court Dec. 27 for a status hearing, according to prosecutors.

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Muniz was arrested in connection to May incidents at a Target store in St. Charles where he made inappropriate contact with three teen girls. He had also faced disorderly conduct charges.

According to authorities, police identified Muniz using store surveillance video of his car after two initial reports from girls who said Muniz touched them on May 11 and 12, respectively. A third teen came forward a few days later, after seeing a news story and photo of Muniz, to report a similar encounter.

Around the same time in May, DuPage County prosecutors charged Muniz with retail theft after reports surfaced of another incident—this time at a Target in Wheaton. Police reportedly found stolen items from the Wheaton store in Muniz's car when he was arrested in St. Charles.

Muniz was scheduled for a Thursday hearing in the theft case, however details were not immediately available.

Related:

  • Case Against Man Accused of Inapproriate Touching in St. Charles Continued
  • Police Arrest Man for Inappropriately Touching Teenage Girls in Wheaton Store
  • Glen Ellyn Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching 2 Girls at St. Charles Target

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