A disturbing report received by Historic City News today from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office; deputies have arrested a 13-year-old boy who has been accused of sexually molesting a 5-year-old girl in their Palm Coast home in the late evening hours on January 10th.
The victim told detectives that around 9:00 p.m. last Thursday, she was lying on the couch, asleep; when she was awakened by the teenage boy who was pulling down her pants and underwear.
“This is an upsetting case of abuse,” said Flagler County Sheriff James L. Manfre. “We have our victim advocates working with the young girl and her parents to be sure they have access to the professional attention they undoubtedly need after such an experience.”
According to the report, the teenager touched her private area; but, when an adult in the home approached, he ran back to his bed. The adult told deputies he found the girl in her room with her pants down around her feet.
The 13-year-old Indian Trails Middle School student was arrested Thursday morning and charged with sexual battery against a victim under the age of 12.
Category: Public Safety