A Cheyenne Frontier Days carnival worker was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery Friday after police say he unlawfully touched a patron.

Officer Kevin Malatesta says a 20-year-old woman was getting on the Zero Gravity ride when the operator, Felipe Catalina-Juarez, 36, of Mexico, "grabbed her crotch."

"There was nothing on the ride that would necessitate him going between her legs," said Malatesta.  "The buckle was to the side."

"There was a witness to corroborate (what happened), but we're still looking for any other witnesses to that offense," he added.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Det. Hernandez at (307) 633-6638.


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