Central Florida mayor's husband arrested on child-sex charge

Harry Tice accused of sexual assault on a girl younger than 12

Author: John Shull, Assignment Editor, jshull@wkmg.com
Published On: Dec 19 2013 11:34:51 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 20 2013 07:17:59 AM EST
Harry Tice
ASTATULA, Fla. -

The husband of a Lake County mayor was arrested on allegations of sexually abusing a child.

Deputies arrested 74-year-old Harry Tice on Wednesday on charges of sexually assaulting a girl younger than 12.  The alleged victim's exact age was not released.

The girl told investigators Tice asked her to perform a sex act on him in September.

Tice is the husband of Astatula Mayor Judy Tice.  She has not publicly commented on the arrest.

Tice was being held on $100,000 bail in the Lake County Jail.