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Cops: 4 wanted for questioning had 'no involvement' in Splish Splash case

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Riverhead Town Police detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify a group of people wanted for questioning in connection with a forcible touching investigation at a Riverhead water park.  Credit: SCPD

Riverhead Town police said Friday that three men and one woman originally sought for questioning were not involved in the alleged forcible touching of young girls at the Splish Splash water park.

Detectives would still like to interview five men who were among a group of eight men and one woman escorted from the Calverton park on Aug. 21 after “a group of males subjected female juveniles to unwanted physical contact” in the wave pool, police said.

Police said the three men and one woman were interviewed and, “It has been determined that they had no involvement in the matter and are no longer considered persons of interest.”

The people escorted from the park were recorded on video and a park official said the video was turned over to police on the day of the reported forcible touching.

The park also said security offered to call police when the first of four females reported she was touched, but the girl’s YMCA camp counselor rejected the suggestion at least twice.

In a statement, the YMCA did not specifically challenge the park’s statement and said it was cooperating with police.

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