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PSL man arrested for allegedly grabbing children at Walmart

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) -  A man, accused of grabbing a girl at a Port St. Lucie Walmart, was turned in by his father and arrested Thursday, according to police spokesperson Tom Nichols.

Jackie Lee Wheeler has been charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12-years-old after accusations he grabbed a 9-year-old girl on her buttocks on June 2 at a Port St. Lucie WalMart.

The mother of the child told police Wheeler touched her child's butt with "an open handed grab," while she was shopping in the toy section with her grandmother. At first, police said the child thought it was an accident. But the child told her mother he did it again.

Wheeler is also accused of grabbing a 6-year-old girl on her buttocks at Publix on June 13.

According to Nichols, Wheeler contacted his father after seeing his photograph on the news. Wheeler's father then contacted police.

Wheeler later met with the detective assigned to the case and declined to speak during an interview, Nichols said. He was later taken to the St. Lucie County Jail.

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