A carnival worker is being held on $200,000 bond by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and is accused of the sexual assault of a 3-year-old child in a fun house at last weekend’s Schaumburg Septemberfest, police said Friday.
Adam J. Moyers of Franklin Park was arrested Thursday night and charged with two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, class X felonies, law enforcement officials said.
According to police officials, on Sept. 2, the child and an older sibling entered the fun house. The older sibling went down a slide but the younger child was scared to follow. The older sibling notified their father who attempted to enter the fun house to help his younger child.
Moyers, who worked with the Fantasy Amusement Company in Arlington Heights for the last two years and was monitoring the fun house, stopped the father from entering, police said. He also had all other patrons remain outside as he entered the fun house to tend to the child, according to authorities.
Based on an “extensive investigation” authorities said that Moyers committed the act while alone in the fun house with the child, according to police.
The next day the child told the parents of inappropriate physical contact with Moyers. The parents reported the incident to the Schaumburg Police Department and an investigation was initiated. Moyers was arrested Thursday night and identified by the family, authorities said.