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Man arrested at Great Wolf; accused of fondling girl

GRAPEVINE -- A Cleburne man faces an indecency charge after police say he fondled an 8-year-old girl who was waiting to go down a water slide at the Great Wolf Lodge, police said Monday.

No other victims have made reports to police.

Police arrested Michael Shaw, 32, shortly after noon Friday at the Grapevine indoor family water park in the 1400 block of Texas 26.

Shaw is accused of fondling the breasts of the girl as she stood on some stairs to the slide. She was there with two other girls at the time, police said.

He also was in line to go down the slide, police said.

He is expected to be charged with indecency with a child by sexual contact, police said.

Shaw was free Monday after posting $10,000 bail on Saturday.

He could not be reached for comment Monday.

Shaw was a visitor to the lodge, but he had not been staying there, Grapevine police Sgt. Kim Smith said Monday morning.

“He told officers that he was there with a friend,” Smith said.

The girl reported the incident to her parents immediately after it happened, Smith said.

Her parents and security officers at the lodge detained Shaw until police arrived, Smith said.

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