No charges to be filed on waterpark groping suspects

By: Brody Fernandez, Reporter
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The Placer County District Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday that it will not file charges on seven men arrested Memorial Day at Roseville’s Golfland Sunsplash.

The seven men were booked into the Placer County Jail May 28 on charges of committing lewd and lascivious acts with children under the age of 14 and conspiracy to commit a crime.  

On May 30, the seven suspects were released from custody and ordered back to court on June 27.  According to a prior Gold Country Media story, the Placer County District Attorney’s office released the suspects because there was not sufficient evidence May 30 to charge the suspects.

The District Attorney’s Office requested the Roseville Police Department’s investigation division to investigate the incident.

The Roseville Police Department’s extensive investigation’s results, according to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday, showed no evidence of any conspiracy and no evidence that the alleged suspects were engaged in any coordinated effort to touch the juvenile females.

In addition, the District Attorney’s Office said no evidence exists of any criminal conduct against six of the seven suspects that were arrested.  

The only circumstantial evidence that served a basis for one arrest was 21-year-old Dharampal Singh of Manteca, according to the District Attorney’s Office. However, evidence gathered proved insufficient for a case beyond reasonable doubt. Additionally, the report detailed that there was a lack of female victims with substantial claims that any of these men touched them inappropriately or in a sexual manner.

Gold Country Media asked Golfland SunSplash for a statement about the dropped charges. Sunsplash representatives refused to comment.