A 33-year old St. Johns County man was arrested Monday afternoon on a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation upon a victim under the age of 12 according to a press release received by Historic City News and Media this morning from SJSO Media Relations Officer Kevin Kelshaw.
Special Victimsâ€™ Unit Detectives arrested the subject who was identified as Leon Page, 33, Ponte Vedra Beach. He was booked into the County Jail where he remains in lieu of $50,000 bond following a first appearance hearing this morning.
The investigation began Monday afternoon when the female victim, under the age of 12, told her teacher that she had been touched inappropriately by the suspect. The Ocean Palms Elementary School teacher then reported it to the School Resource Officer. The officer then notified SVU detectives and officials from the Department of Children and Families; who took the victim into temporary custody and interviewed her.
The suspect is charged with touching the child inappropriately through her clothing on several occasions. Additional charges are pending further investigation.