A convenience store employee was arrested after deputies said he pulled down the pants of a customer’s child and touched the boy’s leg, an arrest report shows.
Wahiduzzaman Sikder, 33, of DeLand, was charged with child abuse without great harm, a deputy said.
Sikder was released from the Volusia County Branch Jail late saturday after posting $5,000 bail, a booking officer said.
According to the arrest report, a deputy was called to the Country Store at 1871 W. New York Ave. near DeLand at 7:03 p.m. Saturday where Erica Hill reported that Sikder had pulled down the child’s pants while in the store.
Hill reported that James Roberson, a family friend, had taken the boy fishing Saturday and had stopped at the Country Store to buy bait. The 7-year-old child said that while at the store, Sikder walked up to him and pulled his pants down. The child told deputies that Sikder touched his leg, a report shows.
A deputy spoke with Sikder about the incident and Sikder admitted to touching the boy’s leg but said that he was only kidding. Sikder said that’s how he plays with his nieces and nephews and did not think anything of it, the investigating deputy said.