A 55-year-old Kissimmee man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of sexually battering the daughter of a family friend.
George Evalle was arrested on three counts of sexual battery, one count of lewd and lasciviousness molestation and one count of battery.
According to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office, an investigation began Tuesday after the girl, who is now 16, said Evalle sent her a text message asking her to go to his apartment. She told her father, who reported it to law enforcement.
The teen said Evalle had touched her inappropriately at least three times in November 2009, according to deputies. The Sheriff's Office said the teen also claimed that Evalle would coerce her to go to his apartment and touch her.
On one occasion, deputies said, when they were in the car together and he wanted her to go to his apartment, she said no and he hit her hand, causing a drink to spill.