Father arrested in girls molestation

The St. Augustine Police Department arrested a 52 year-old father for lewd molestation of his 9 year-old daughter while they were attending the Selena Gomez Concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheater last night.

Three witnesses identified Mark Kevin Nelms, who resides at 401 First Street in St. Augustine, and provided written statements verifying the complaint that Nelms was touching his daughter inappropriately.

Officer Michal Ochkie placed Nelms in handcuffs and under arrest.

The victim’s mother was contacted and arrived to take custody of the child.

The St. Augustine Police Department and the Child Protection Team are continuing their investigation.

Nelms remains in custody in the St. Johns County Detention Facility in lieu of $10,000 bond and stipulation to have no contact with his daughter.

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