A Pennsylvania man has been charged with groping a 12-year old girl in the ocean in Sea Isle City.

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The Press of Atlantic City reports that Steven Gallagher, 60, of Lafayette Hill, PA., has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and sexual assault for the incident on July 12 on the 43rd Street beach, according to court documents.

The documents include the girl's statement that she was making her was to shore when she was knocked down by a wave. A man helped her up, but as she stood " the male grabbed her chest, vaginal area and buttocks".

The court documents say the girl was upset by the incident when she told her parents about it. The girl's father followed Gallagher back to his spot on the beach and later to a house on 46th Street.

Gallagher was released on a summons pending a court appearance, according to the Press of Atlantic City.

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