CHARLOTTE COUNTY: Charlotte County Sheriff's detectives arrested a Punta Gorda man accused of forcing a mother to watch as he sexually assaulted her 12-year-old daughter three times.
Officials we spoke to say 32-year-old Jerome Nubin, of 6417 Scott Street, was arrested on nine charges.
Officials with the sheriff's office were called at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday by a man who claimed that Nubin had raped his granddaughter.
The caller told deputies that he went to Nubin's home to confront him, but began threatening the grandfather by swinging a baseball bat and throwing bricks, a lamp and even a child's scooter at him.
When detectives spoke with the girl, she told them that between midnight and 3 a.m. Wednesday, Nubin sexually assaulted her while she was in her mother's bedroom and that her mother was in the room the whole time.
According to reports, the mother and daughter said Nubin would not let them leave and was threatening them with verbal threats as he was holding a baseball bat.
Detectives say Nubin, the mother's boyfriend, slapped and punched her.
He then told the 12-year-old girl to take her clothes off or he would cut her throat.
They say the young girl was raped a total of three times.