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CRESTVIEW (CBSMiami/AP) — A man is accused of molesting a six-year-old girl whose family sought emergency shelter ahead of Hurricane Michael.
John Stapleton, 60, was arrested Thursday on charges including lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under 12.
Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies say the attack happened at a Crestview middle school that was turned into temporary housing for shelter from Hurricane Michael.
Deputies say a witness reported seeing a video of the homeless man touching a child in inappropriately underneath her clothing. They say authorities found the video and Stapleton admitted to touching the girl, though says it was “not in a lewd manner.”
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