Holly Hill, FL (February 5, 2019) – A man from Holly Hill identified as 33-year-old James Schultz was arrested after he exposed himself to and molested a 5-year-old child. Now, police say that Schultz is facing charges of lewd and lascivious molestation.
Police allege that Schultz exposed himself to the child and forced the child to touch him. Schultz spoke with deputies and claimed that he never made the child touch him. However, in a controlled interview, the child confirmed the claims.
At this time, Schultz has been booked and is being held in the Volusia County Jail without bond. Schultz has been listed as a sex offender in both Illinois and Michigan at this time. He was also convicted in Volusia County in 2016 when he allegedly failed to properly register as a sex offender.
Police continue to investigate this incident.
Holly Hill Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Laws
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