Man Charged with Lewd Acts on Children at Theme Park

A 34-year-old audiologist has been charged with lewd acts upon two girls, ages 12 and 14, at Universal Studios Hollywood earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Deputy District Attorney Kelly Kraetsch said Hershel Louis Korngut (dob 1/6/84) of Los Angeles faces two felony counts of lewd act upon a child, one felony count of possession of child or youth pornography and one misdemeanor count each of indecent exposure and sexual battery.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department 100 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch. Case LA087938 was filed on March 1.

Korngut allegedly exposed and rubbed himself against the unwitting victims on Jan. 1, the prosecutor said.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of 18 years in state prison.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, West Hollywood Station.

Los Angeles District Attorney / Case LA087938 / April 24, 2018

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