ON AIR NOW

LISTEN NOW

Weather

cloudy-day
84°
Mostly Cloudy
H 88° L 73°
  • cloudy-day
    84°
    Current Conditions
    Mostly Cloudy. H 88° L 73°
  • cloudy-day
    82°
    Evening
    Mostly Cloudy. H 88° L 73°
  • partly-cloudy-tstorms-day
    74°
    Morning
    Sct Thunderstorms. H 81° L 71°
LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest newscast

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest traffic report

00:00 | 00:00

LISTEN
PAUSE
ERROR

The latest forecast

00:00 | 00:00

Local
Man arrested for molestation at Typhoon Lagoon
Close

Man arrested for molestation at Typhoon Lagoon

Man arrested for molestation at Typhoon Lagoon

Man arrested for molestation at Typhoon Lagoon

A registered sex offender is facing new child sex allegations. The LYNX exmployee is accused of molesting girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. Orange County deputies say 39-year-old Moses Velasquez inappropriately touched two young girls in the park's wave pool. "They were actually described as being punched or struck very hard in their private area, in their groin," said Orange County Det. Harley Hall. "These incidents all occurred during the actual wave, one of the larger waves that Disney sends down. The suspect would be near them in the wave, and then while the wave was going through was when the attack would happen." The victims, who are cousins ages 12 and 13, reported the crime and Velasquez was arrested. He's charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation and was convicted of lewd and lascivious battery 10 years ago. "He's not currently under any sex offender probation, so he was very few limitations on his whereabouts," said Hall. A 16-year-old girl also reported that Velasquez molested her in the water, but Hall says deputies didn't have enough evidence to substantiate her claim. Valesquez's wife was with him at the water park, but investigators say she didn't report seeing anything suspicious.

Read More
VIEW COMMENTS

There are no comments yet. Be the first to post your thoughts. or Register.

The Latest Headlines You Need To Know

  • President Donald Trump said in an interview with “Fox and Friends” that football players in the National Football League (NFL) who take a knee during the national anthem “maybe” should not be in the United States. >> Read more trending news  “I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms. But still, I think it’s good,” Trump said in the interview with “Fox and Friends.” “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”  Before the interview, the hosts of “Fox and Friends” said their conversation with Trump took place Wednesday, just minutes after the new NFL policy regarding players who kneel was publicly announced. >>Read: NFL owners approve new national anthem policy, will fine teams that allow players to kneel Trump told “Fox and Friends” that NFL owners “did the right thing.” In the interview with Fox, Trump took credit for creating the issue, but said “the people” were the ones who “pushed it forward.” The new NFL policy states that all players and officials on the field must stand during the national anthem, or choose to stay in the locker room while the song is played. Any team that allows players to kneel on the field could face fines. Controversy over NFL players who kneel during “The Star Spangled Banner” started in 2016, when former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand in order to protest police brutality against minorities.  The protests grew, prompting Trump to call the kneeling “disgraceful” in statements during a joint press conference with the Spanish prime minister in 2017.
  • President Donald Trump said Thursday that he remains open to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, hours after he canceled their planned summit in Singapore in a letter released by White House officials.  >> Read more trending news “I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and, indeed, a setback for the world,” Trump said Thursday at a news conference. “I hope that Kim Jong Un will ultimately do what is right not only for himself, but perhaps most importantly what is right for his people, who are suffering greatly and needlessly.” He added that “our military ... is ready,” should North Korean officials respond to Thursday’s cancellation with a show of force. Japanese and South Korean officials have also vowed to respond if “foolish or reckless acts be taken by North Korea,” Trump said. Still, the president didn’t rule out the possibility of meeting with Kim. “A lot of things can happen, including the fact that, perhaps, it’s possible the existing summit could take place or a summit at some later date,” Trump said. “Nobody should be anxious. We have to get it right.” The president wrote in his letter to Kim that his decision to cancel the planned June 12 meeting came “based on the tremendous anger and open hostility” displayed in a recent statement from North Korea. >> From Jamie Dupree: President Trump scraps summit meeting with Kim Jong Un In the statement, the North Korean government referred to Vice President Mike Pence as a 'political dummy' and said it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table. “I feel it is inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” Trump wrote. “Please let this letter serve to represent that the Singapore summit, for the good of both parties but to the detriment of the world, will not take place.” Senior North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui told North Korea’s state-run news agency on Thursday that, “Whether the U.S. will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States,” The Associated Press reported. >> Reports: North Korea demolishes nuclear test site Trump responded to the comment in his letter Thursday, telling Kim that, “You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they will never have to be used.” The letter was released just hours after reports surfaced that North Korea had demolished a nuclear test site in the country's northeast region. The closing of the testing site had been announced as a step leading up to the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, the Associated Press reported. Trump earlier this month announced that a historic meeting between him and Kim would take place in Singapore in June. Read the full letter released Thursday by White House officials: Check back for updates to this developing story. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
  • Milwaukee police released the bodycam footage of the night a Taser was used on rookie NBA player Sterling Brown and he was arrested. Brown, who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, was arrested outside a Walgreens on Jan. 26 following a parking violation. >> Read more trending news In a police report, the officer said he repeatedly asked Brown to “step back” because he was standing so close to him. Brown refused and “became very aggressive,” WISN reported. After police backup arrived, the incident turned physical when Brown allegedly “resisted being handcuffed.” A Taser was used on Brown during the incident. He was evaluated at a local hospital before being booked into the Milwaukee County Jail. He was released a few hours later and issued a parking ticket. The incident prompted an internal investigation. In a statement, Brown said, “My experience in January with the Milwaukee Police Department was wrong and shouldn’t happen to anybody. What should have been a simple parking ticket turned into an attempt at police intimidation, followed by the unlawful use of physical force, including being handcuffed and tased, and then unlawfully booked. This experience with the Milwaukee Police Department has forced me to stand up and tell my story so that I can help prevent these injustices from happening in the future.” He ended his statement by saying, “I will take legal action against the Milwaukee Police Department to continue forcing change in our community.” After an internal investigation, the department released the arrest video and a statement, apologizing that the “incident escalated to this level.” Milwaukee Police Department Chief Alfonso Morales said, “When I took office, I vowed to rebuild trust between the Milwaukee Police Department and the community. We are doing that. I promised that when the department is involved in events of this nature, we will be honest about them. We are.”
  • Police in Gwinnett County, Georgia, are searching for the person who they say shot and killed a teenager on a basketball court, WSB reports. Witnesses told investigators the argument started over a football when the suspect pulled out a gun, according to WSB.  The teen suffered from multiple gunshot wounds and died on the way to the hospital. >> Read more trending news  “I just heard gunshots and ran down, and it’s my friend on the ground,” Quentin Wearwood said. Investigators with the Gwinnett County Police Department said the shooting happened Wednesday evening at the Smokecreek Mobile Home Park in unincorporated Snellville.  Investigators said the suspect also pistol-whipped the victim's brother. Witnesses said the suspect fled in a light blue Nissan Altima.