Owasso Police arrested a man they say molested a 3-year-old girl in the bathroom of the McDonald's on 116th Street North in October. Austin Scott Kelly was arrested at his workplace Wednesday, Nov. 6, a news release states.
He was booked on a charge of lewd acts with a child.
Deputy Chief of Police Jason B. Woodruff said Kelly followed two unaccompanied children, ages 3 and 7, into the restaurant's bathroom Oct. 25.
He touched the child inappropriately in one of the bathroom stalls, Woodruff said. Police said the girl's older brother interrupted the act, and Kelly ran off.
"The 7-year-old boy who realized what was happening told an adult and kind of interrupted this act definitely saved his little sister," Woodruff said.
Police said Kelly works near the McDonald's, and they don't think he had any connection to the children before Oct. 25.
"We talk about the whole stranger danger thing. If you see anybody that you don't know trying to get your attention or anything like that, walk away. If they come after you, then you yell really loud and run away," Woodruff said. "The 7-year-old did everything absolutely right."
Kelly is a 26-year-old Tulsa resident, OPD said. He is registered as a sex offender in Tennessee, a records search shows. The crime listed is attempted rape of a child.