A Philadelphia man is facing charges after police in Atlantic City say he inappropriately touched several young girls in the ocean Sunday afternoon.

Officers with the Atlantic City Police Department responded to the New Hampshire Avenue beach at around 5:15 and found 29-year-old Rojer Gomez of Philadelphia being detained by ACBP Capt. Jamie Torres.

According to a press release, "there were numerous witnesses and victims that were touched or observed Gomez touching teenage girls or women while they were in the ocean."

Three victims, ages 16, 16, and 15, came forward and reported that Gomez would swim near them, and when a wave approached, he would go underwater and touch them on their inner thigh or buttocks area.

Based on the information provided, Gomez was arrested.

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He has been charged with three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated criminal sexual contact, and two counts of criminal sexual contact.

Gomez was remanded to the Atlantic County Justice Facility.

The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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