A man accused of inappropriately touching minor girls at Target stores in St. Charles and Wheaton appeared before a Kane County court Thursday.
Nicholas Edward Muniz, of Glen Ellyn, was charged with three counts of battery and three counts of disorderly conduct.
On May 13, St. Charles officers took Muniz into custody and charged him with two counts of battery and two counts of disorderly conduct for inappropriate contact with a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl at Super Target, 3885 E. Main St.
On May 15, St. Charles police personnel talked with a new 13-year-old girl, who said she too had been inappropriately touched by Muniz in the St. Charles Target Store. The victim told officers that she saw a newspaper article along with the photograph of Muniz and she identified him as being the offender. Warrants and complaints were obtained and Muniz was booked and process on the new charges.
Four days later authorities from Wheaton Police Department arrested Muniz for a similar incident that occurred at the Wheaton Target store on May 12. Wheaton officers turned Muniz over to the St. Charles Police Department.
Muniz was also charged with retail theft from the Wheaton store. He will appear in a DuPage County courtroom July 11.