Teen arrested for molesting boy in church restroom

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GULF COVE, FL. - Charlotte County Sheriff's Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested a 14-year-old for Lewd or Lascivious Molestation on a 6-year-old boy.

The mother of the boy called the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 25 to report her son just told her that the teen had touched him inappropriately in a restroom on March 16 at a youth function in a Gulf Cove church.

Detectives interviewed the Pastor of the church, who said it was the first time he heard of this activity.

Her son was interviewed by the CCSO Forensic Interviewer and gave specific details. The teen was also interviewed. Detectives developed probable cause that the teen had contact with the boy three times; twice at the church and once at a relative’s home.

The teen was arrested and taken to the Charlotte County Jail. Once processed, he was then transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Ft. Myers where he will remain for 21 days.