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Caught on Camera: Child groped on Walmart surveillance

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West Palm Beach, FL - The video shows the suspect standing in the baby care aisle at Publix holding a cell phone?  When a mom and several children walk by he begins following them. Police say he was surreptitiously snapping cell phone pictures.

Once the mom walks past him, he moves toward the 6-year-old girl, reaching out and quickly touching her buttocks, according to the arrest report.

The little girl whirls around, but the suspect casually reaches for something in a bin and turns away. But that's not the end of it. Detectives say the video shows the suspect following the family to the bakery, where, according to the police report, he asked the little girl if she still wore diapers.  When she didn't answer, she says he lifted up his shirt to show something plastic on his stomach and then said, "I still wear pull-ups too."  

Detectives say the video at Publix is similar to surveillance video obtained two weeks earlier at Walmart, where a 9-year-old girl was touched twice on the buttocks by a man they say is the same suspect, lurking in the toy aisle.

Hours after the suspects pictured was aired on TV, police arrested 28-year-old Jackie Lee Wheeler on both incidents, after his father called the sheriff's office to report his son's picture was on TV.  

Wheeler was arrested and charged with three counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child.

WPBF via CNN Newssource

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