12-year-old boy molested while washing hands in Walmart bathroom

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Dec 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 19:36:46-05

YAKIMA, Wash. (KIMA) — Police say they responded to a Yakima, Washington, Walmart where they believe a 12-year-old boy was molested in the bathroom.

Authorities say the victim was washing his hands on Wednesday November 27 when 29-year-old Michael Murr offered to zip up his pants.

The boy told police he did not have a zipper on his pants, but he says Murr reached inside of his boxer briefs anyway.

Law enforcement says that's when the boy pushed Murr away and ran out of the bathroom.

Deputies say that after they arrested Murr, he admitted to putting his hands inside of the boy's pants, saying he wanted to touch the boy's private parts.

According to an affidavit, Murr is a registered sex offender who has a previous conviction of 1st Degree Child Molestation.

Officers say they are charging Murr with 2nd Degree Child Molestation for the Walmart incident.

Story courtesy of ABC16.