Zoo Volunteer Charged with Molestation

March 24th, 2011 by Staff

Update: On Wednesday, a Hillsborough County Circuit Court judge set bond for the defendant at $107,500. He remains in jail as of Wednesday evening.

Tampa Police on Tuesday arrested a Lowry Park Zoo volunteer on suspicion of molesting a 9-year-old boy in one of the park’s bathrooms, according to police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.

Cameron James Spurback, 21, of 4904 Hi Vista Circle, remains in Orient Road Jail in lieu of bond.

Police said the boy went into the bathroom at 2:15 p.m. and was approached by Spurback, who allegedly pulled down the child’s pants and fondled him.

“The defendant then pulled down his own pants and fondled himself in the presence of the child,” McElroy said in a news release. “The child fled the bathroom and told his parents.”

The child’s parents flagged down zoo security, who then contacted police. Spurback was detained as he came out of the bathroom, McElroy said.

“A detective interviewed the defendant, who admitted to this offense,” she said. “The child was not injured and he positively identified the suspect.”

Spurback had just finished his shift at the zoo, McElroy said. He does not have a criminal history.

5 Responses

  1. roger cadillo

    Hey that guy looks just like me!

  2. daryl

    That dude kinda looks like ned.

  3. TomP.

    How couldn’t the kid ID the suspect? My God, what a horror! That poor kid will be having nightmares for the rest of his life! This incident is yet another reminder: NEVER let a young child use a public restroom alone!!!!!

  4. guttermouth

    WWE should have Elephant Boy host RAW or sign a deal

  5. ScottDeisel

    Wow, what a face. That poor kid needs therapy after seeing that face! That alone without getting touched, would haunt me forever!

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