Local

Court docs reveal new information in sex crime investigation

Court docs reveal new information in sex crime investigation

MERIDIAN, Idaho (KBOI) - Court documents reveal new information about the sex crime investigation at Roaring Springs Waterpark.

18-year-old George McFadden is charged with sexually touching two children in a restroom on Tuesday. Now, a judge has ordered a mental evaluation on the Nampa teen.

McFadden faces two felony charges: one charge of lewd conduct with a minor under 16, and one charge of battery with the intent to commit a serious felony. The documents say McFadden made sexual contact with a 9-year-old boy, and grabbed the other boy's arm with intent to commit lewd conduct.

Roaring Springs managers would not talk on camera about the incident, but say the park is resuming business as normal. The management team issued a statement Thursday morning:

"This incident could have happened at any public place. Unfortunately it happened at Roaring Springs, and the security procedures we have in place worked. Both the Meridian Police and the families involved praised our handling of the situation. Now it's in the hands of the police and the courts."

Some parents say they're second-guessing where they let their children go, and are on edge about the situation.  

"It made my heart jump, like I wanted to to go find him [my son]," Meridian resident Barbara Morrison said. "I keep looking for him to come out. It makes me sick."

Police said Wednesday that McFadden has a diminished mental capacity, but that he knows the difference between right and wrong.

Along with the mental evaluation, a judge also issued a no contact order for McFadden, saying he must stay more than 100 feet away from minors.

McFadden's bond is now set at $300,000, and he is due for a review hearing on August 6th.

Share:
Why local companies process bill payments out of state Why local companies process bill payments out of state