Pascoe County sheriff’s deputies believe Damion Butler molested a 5-year-old girl for six weeks.
Since November 7, a 24-year-old man has been in Land O Lakes prison on charges of indecent and lustful molestation of a child under 12 years of age.
According to the prison sentence, this is Butler’s eighth arrest since 2015.
Butler initially argued that his relationship with the child was not sexual. But after her arrest, he admitted to touching her, MPs said.
Authorities said Butler slept in bed with her several times between October 1 and November 6. He touched her twice when she was without pants or underwear, police said.
The girl told authorities that she called Butler her “boyfriend” and “husband.” She said that he told her not to tell anyone because it would be perceived by others.