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Sheriffs in Okeechobee County have arrested a man sought by police for sexually assaulting a Palm Bay girl. William M. Clark, (81), was taken into custody, at his residence, February 6, on a single charge of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation of a Child Under 12.
Palm Bay Police received a complaint December 17th, from an eleven year-old girl who said Clark touched her genitals inside her clothing. The incident allegedly occured while the child was seated next to Clark in his vehicle. The retired railroad worker was visiting the girl’s family for the Christmas holidays.
Clark will be transported to Brevard County to be arraigned on the charge. If convicted of the offense, he could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Police are searching for a man suspected of sexually assaulting an eleven year-old girl, in Palm Bay. William M. Clark, (81), of Okeechobee, is accused of touching the child’s genitals inside her clothing, December 17th, while seated next to her in his vehicle.
The child disclosed the abuse to her mother several hours after the alleged incident. The next day, specialists with Brevard’s Child Protection Team, recorded a statement in which the child identified Clark as her abuser.
Palm Bay Detective David Coulter, confirmed that the matter is under investigation, but would not say whether a warrant has been issued for Clark’s arrest.
The child’s mother told The Guardian-Brevard that police have been unable to locate the retired railroad worker. They said his home in Okeechobee appears to be vacant and his whereabouts are unknown. She said Clark has acquaintances in Cleveland Ohio; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Davie, Florida. He is said to be an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Clark may be driving the large, brown and white van, in which the assault allegedly occurred.