48-year-old Dustin Chapin was arrested at the Naval Air Station in Jacksonville where he was being stationed at the time. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says that he was charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim who was under 12 years old at the time.
The alleged offense took place this past year and was reported by the girl’s mother, according to police. She said that the woman had been visiting her parents, which is when Chapin went into a bedroom and touched the young girl while she was asleep.
A detective said that they spoke with the victim. She claimed that she awoke and said that Chapin had been wearing a green shirt with writing on it when he came in her room that night.
Now, Chapin is being held without bond and is awaiting his next court date.
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