A 16-year-old boy is facing charges after Wildwood police say he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old girl inside a store on the boardwalk.

The incident happened this past Sunday evening at Boardwalk Empire on the 3000 block of the boardwalk.

The Wildwood Police Department says their officers were approached by a concerned citizen who reported a suspicious interaction between a male and a female at the store.

During the continuing investigation conducted by the Wildwood Police Department Detective Division, additional information revealed that a 13 year old female was inappropriately touched by a 16 year old male inside the store’s storage room.

The 16-year-old was located and taken into custody without incident.

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He has been charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact. He was released on a juvenile summons complaint.

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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