Man arrested after allegedly touching, kissing 12-year-old at Ohio Dave and Busters

Posted at 3:37 PM, October 10, 2022 and last updated 12:22 AM, December 13, 2022

By Christian LeDuc

SPRINGDALE, Ohio (WCPO) — An Ohio man was arrested after inappropriately touching and kissing a 12-year-old girl at a Dave and Busters, police said.

Police were called to the restaurant arcade on Saturday for the report of inappropriate behavior.

Francisco Leal-Carranza pictured at center. (WCPO)

Investigators said that several Dave and Busters staff members reported seeing the two kiss and that they told officers they noticed that the 12-year-old was standing with a man in a “sexual way.”

According to court documents, a 12-year-old girl was playing a motorcycle game with her 9-year-old brother and 32-year-old Francisco Leal-Carranza was standing next to them.

When an officer started talking to the girl, Leal-Carranza began walking away. When police detained him, he told them the girl was the one who kissed him, court documents show.

According to an affidavit, a bartender told police he watched Leal-Carranza put his hand underneath the front of the girl’s shirt.

Leal-Carranza appeared before a judge Monday morning.

He is being held on a $200,000 bond.

This story was originally published Oct. 10, 2022 by WCPO in Cincinnati, an E.W. Scripps Company.