PENSACOLA, FL - August 20, 2020 - According to an online news report on PNJ.com, a 21-year-old Pensacola man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three young girls on different occasions from 2011 to 2017. According to the news report, the suspect has been charged with three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 12 and two counts of sexual assault by an offender under 18 on a victim under 12.
The suspect was processed into the Escambia County Jail. The suspect was given a $20,000 bail bond in which the man posted and was released from police custody Wednesday morning. According to the suspect's arrest report, back in January, the Escambia County Sheriff's Office received a report from a witness who stated the suspect had sexually assaulted a girl. The same girl reported to law enforcement that the suspect had raped her while she was home alone with the suspect back in 2013 or 2104. The girl was 8-years-old at the time, and the suspect was 14-years-old, according to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office arrest report. According to the news story, the girl stated to law enforcement that before the suspect sexually assaulting her, the suspect asked if the little girl could "Do him a favor."
The girl shared her belief that the suspect had perpetrated other similar sexual offenses against different victims. The girl's tip directed law enforcement investigators to talk with several other girls, and this uncovered two other victims who had their own stories of sexual abuse. The Escambia County Sheriff's Office included the other two victim's reports in the suspect's arrest report.
The second victim explained to law enforcement authorities that the suspect asked her to "do him a favor" and the suspect began to molest the little girl against her will back in 2017. The girl stated that the suspect offered to give her $20 in trade for her performing sexual acts, and the girl stated that she refused.
The third victim stated to law enforcement officers that the suspect attempted to rape her two times back in 2011. The young girl stated that in his first attempt, she was attacked in a hallway but managed to escape from the suspect. She locked herself in one of the apartment's bedrooms. The victim stated that the suspect tried to force his way into the bedroom, but fortunately, the suspect was not able to break into the bedroom, the arrest report stated.
The girl stated that she opened the door a few minutes later, and the suspect grabbed her, and then the suspect pushed her down onto the floor. The victim stated that the suspect held the girl's face down, and then he laid "on top of her," as described in the arrest report. The suspect stopped once he noticed the girl's younger brother was inside the same bedroom, and the boy started to cry, according to the girl's statement to the Escambia County Sheriff's Office.