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Man accused of touching teens at St. Charles store

Nicholas Muniz of Glen Ellyn is charged with battery and disorderly conduct. (Photo provided by St. Charles police)

Nicholas Muniz of Glen Ellyn is charged with battery and disorderly conduct. (Photo provided by St. Charles police)

A Glen Ellyn man has been arrested and accused of inappropriately touching teen girls who were shopping at a St. Charles store on two occasions, St. Charles police said Monday.

Nicholas Edward Muniz, 24, of the 200 block of May Avenue, faces two misdemeanor counts each of battery and disorderly conduct, police said. He could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

On Friday and Saturday, St. Charles police received reports of a man touching a teenage girl “inappropriately,” and then running from Target, in the 3800 block of E. Main St, and driving away, said police spokesman Paul McCurtain. The girls were 16 and 14, he said.

The man and the silver Audi he was driving were caught on security video, McCurtain said.

On Sunday, police set up a surveillance at the store. Around 4:30 p.m., officers noticed the car pull into the parking lot, and saw Muniz get out and go inside, he said. When Muniz went into the store, he was detained and later arrested. He was released after posting $100 bond, McCurtain said.

A similar incident last week at a Wheaton Target is also being investigated, McCurtain said. Police said property from the Wheaton store was found in Muniz’s car. Wheaton police could not immediately be reached for comment Monday.

The Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office also continues to investigate the St. Charles case, McCurtain said.

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