A carnival worker may get more than a slap on the wrist after being accused of slapping the buttocks of a juvenile female.
Nicholas Berg, 28, was charged with simple battery after allegedly slapping the girl on her buttocks as she started to get on a slide in the funhouse at a carnival in New Port Richey, Fla., this past weekend, the Tampa Bay Times reported.
A witness told deputies the suspect appeared to touch the girl’s behind without permission, but Berg told police he only touched her on her back.
He was released after posting $500 bond.
Berg isn’t the only carnival worker who has been accused of acting inappropriately with underage customers.
In September, 2011, Illinois carnival worker James West, 25, and his 20-year-old girlfriend were accused of sending sexually explicit photos and text messages to a 16-year-old high school student.
But those accusations seem tame compared to the case of Florida carny Gregory Matthew Bruni.
In January, Bruni was accused of running naked into a house, masturbating in the living room, defecating in two places and drinking the contents of the vacuum.