Man sentenced to 12 months in prison for inappropriately touching underage girls at Kalahari Resort

Brandon Arven is charged with gross sexual imposition.

Man sentenced to 12 months in prison for inappropriately touching underage girls at Kalahari Resort

ERIE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - The 22-year-old Indiana man convicted of touching three young girls at Kalahari Resort faced a judge on Monday afternoon.

Brandon Arven was sentenced to serve one year in prison by an Erie County judge.

He pleaded guilty to gross sexual imposition with a victim under the age of 13 in August.

The judge also said that Arven violated the terms of his bond release and tampered with his monitoring device.

Arven did take responsibility for his behavior at Kalahari Resorts and apologized to the victims during a statement read at Monday’s sentencing.

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Arven was arrested by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for the sex offense that was reported by security at Kalahari Resort in December 2018.

According to the prosecuting attorney, former Indiana Wesleyan University collegiate cheerleader was celebrating his engagement at Kalahari Resort. He admitted to drinking a bottle of champagne and vodka the night of the incident.

Investigators said Arden then bumped into the three underage girls and used the opportunity to touch their buttocks inappropriately on multiple occasions in the hotel’s arcade.

In addition to serving time in prison, the judge ordered that Arven register as a Tier 1 sex offender.

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