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Police Arrest Man for Inappropriately Touching Teenage Girls in Wheaton Store

Wheaton police arrested a man already accused of inappropriately touching teenage girls in a St. Charles Target store after a similar incident in Wheaton.

Wheaton police arrested a Glen Ellyn man two minor girls at a St. Charles business on Saturday, after a similar incident was reported at the Wheaton Target store, St. Charles police said Tuesday.

St. Charles police arrested Nicholas Edward Muniz Sunday, May 13. He was charged with two counts of battery and two counts of disorderly conduct for inapppropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl at Target, 3885 Main Street, St. Charles.

On May 15, St. Charles police personnel talked with a new 13-year-old victim, who said she too had been inappropriately touched by Muniz in the St. Charles store. The victim told officers that she saw a newspaper article along with the photograph of Muniz and she identified him as being the offender. Police secured warrants and complaints and booked Muniz on the new charges.

Wheaton police arrested Muniz May 19 on a St. Charles warrant and turned him over to St. Charles police, Wheaton Deputy Police Chief, Tom Meloni, said Wednesday. Meloni said Wheaton police are investigating the incident in the Wheaton Target store, but they do not know whether Muniz was involved. He was unable to post bail, set at $10,000, and was transported to Kane County Jail. He is scheduled to appear in court June. 21.

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