Two boys allegedly molested in Dave & Busters bathroom; man charged

Man arrested for allegedly molesting 2 boys in a Dave & Busters bathroom in Arcadia

A 31-year-old man is in police custody after authorities say he molested two 10-year-old boys on separate occasions in the bathroom of an Arcadia Dave & Busters restaurant and arcade.

About 6:45 p.m. Monday, police were dispatched to the Westfield Mall after a parent reported that her 10-year-old son had been molested. She said her son told her that when he went into the bathroom at Dave & Busters he was “fondled” by a man.

The boy’s mother chased the man after he left the bathroom and within moments, Dave & Busters managers joined the pursuit. He was caught and detained until police arrived and arrested him on suspicion of performing a lewd act on a child younger than 14. Police identified him as Kwan Chow.

After Chow was in custody, detectives learned of a second 10-year-old who also said he was fondled in the bathroom and identified Chow as the attacker. Police are now asking for any additional victims to come forward.

Chow is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on two counts of lewd acts on a child younger than 14 with a special allegation of multiple victims. He was being held Wednesday in lieu of $1.2 million bail. He faces as long as life in prison if convicted.

Anyone with information is asked to call Arcadia police at (626) 574-5123.

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UPDATE

2:38 p.m.: This post was updated to reflect that Kwan Chow has been charged.

This story was first published at 6:36 a.m.

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