47-year-old man arrested for sexual assault and molestation in Myakka City

47-year-old man arrested for sexual assault and molestation in Myakka City
Deputies say Wandell violated his pretrial release order and is back in jail (Source: Manatee County Animal Services)

MYAKKA CITY, Fla. (WWSB) - Deputies have arrested a 47-year-old man for a child molestation case that happened approximately 10 years ago in Myakka City.

Deputies say in June, the alleged victim reported what happened to Children Services in Richland County, Ohio. A report was issued in Manatee County, where deputies say they learned of another case involving the suspect, Keith Wandell, from 2015.

The sheriff’s office says they reviewed the cases together, developing charges for Wandell based on their similarity.

Wandell was arrested last week and charged with Capital Sexual Battery and Lewd or Lascivious Molestation.

This comes after Wandell was charged last week for allegedly violating his pretrial order involving an animal cruelty case. The order stated that Wandell was not supposed to possess or be around animals as he was awaiting to go to trial for animal cruelty.

Deputies say they found him at a home with animals on June 21.

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