Man arrested for molesting 6-year-old at Florida emergency shelter

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WIVB) – A homeless man in Florida has been charged with molesting a six-year-old at a school being used as an emergency shelter during Hurricane Michael. 

John Stapleton, 60, was charged Thursday with lewd and lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of 12. 

A witness told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies that she saw a recording of the child being touched in a lewd manner under her clothing. 

According to sheriff’s reports, investigators reviewed the video and say that he admitted to touching the child but that it was not in a lewd manner. 

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