Man caught allegedly masturbating in Chuck E. Cheese’s

Kenneth McGhee (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
Kenneth McGhee (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

By Lindsey Connell - bio | email

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A 21-year-old man is facing child molestation charges in Columbus, accused of exposing himself inside a children's restaurant.

Kenneth McGhee was arrested Monday afternoon at the Chuck E. Cheese's on Macon Road.

A mother tells police McGhee came and sat down at the end of her table. She noticed he had his hands between his legs but tells police she thought he was texting on his cell phone.

When she went to move her purse closer to her, she says she noticed that McGhee was masturbating with his penis fully exposed.

According to police reports, Chuck E. Cheese's was packed with children and families at the time and witnesses say McGhee was looking around at the kids as he was pleasuring himself.

The mother grabbed her kids and called for help and McGhee took off running.

Police say he ran across Macon Road and hid in a Fashion Trends store. The manager of the Chuck E. Cheese's chased after McGhee and waited outside of the store until officers got there.

McGhee was found in the back and was arrested without incident.

He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail and is charged with child molestation and false information because officers say he lied about when he was born, saying he was 16. Reports indicate he has outstanding warrants for violation of probation.

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