Phoenix PD: Man arrested for trying to kiss young girl on amusement park ride

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Posted at 11:07 AM, Feb 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-18 14:38:27-05

PHOENIX — An Oregon man was arrested after trying to kiss a young girl on an amusement park ride in Phoenix.

Phoenix police report that on Saturday, a 13-year-old girl told her friend's father that she was touched inappropriately while on a ride at Castles N' Coasters, near Interstate 17 and Dunlap Avenue.

The girl later told police that a man, later identified as 24-year-old Brigido Gonzalez-Chilel, sat next to her on a ride and put his hand on her thigh. He then allegedly asked to hug her, then grabbed her face and tried to kiss her. The girl was able to move away.

Chilel was located by police and reportedly admitted to grabbing the girl's head. He said he believed the girl was about 10 years old, according to police.

Chilel, who is a resident of Oregon, was arrested for aggravated assault on a minor.