Lowry Park Zoo volunteer arrested for molesting boy

2:00 PM, Mar 24, 2011   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- A volunteer at Lowry Park Zoo is under arrest--charged with molesting a nine-year-old boy on zoo property.

Cameron Spurback, 21, is charged with lewd and lascivious exhibition and lewd and lascivious molestation.

According to the police report, the boy went into a zoo bathroom and was approached by Spurback who pulled the boy's pants down and fondled him.  Police then said Spurback pulled down his own pants and fondled himself in front of the child.

The boy ran from the bathroom and told his parents who then flagged down zoo security who detained Spurback as he left the bathroom. 

Tampa Police officers were on the scene within minutes.  Police tell 10 News Spurback admitted to the offense.

Spurback had just completed his volunteer shift at the zoo.  His job is preparing food for the animals and does not normally have contact with the public.

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