An Ocala man was arrested after his ex-wife came home and found him in bed with their 11-year-old daughter
on Sept. 18.
She made him leave the residence.
Later that day, their daughter told her that her father had been molesting her since the summer, when she went to stay with him in Ocala, according to the Crestview Police Department arrest report.
The child was interviewed at the Children's Advocacy Center, where she told an investigator that her father had been using his fingers, mouth and genitals to touch her
He also masturbated on her bed and pajamas
on Sept. 18, according to his arrest report. Those items were collected and sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab.
The mother said that since her ex-husband had brought their daughter back from Ocala, she had been allowing him to stay at the house.
After the police became involved, the father left the area and refused to be interviewed. He did make several phone calls to try to find out what was going on with the case.
The 33-year-old man was arrested Sept. 22 in Ocala and charged with felony lewd and lascivious behavior.