Osceola deputies say man admitted to capital sex crime

Man charged with 4 counts of capital sex battery


Osceola County, Fla. – A man was arrested in Osceola County after admitting that he committed sexual battery on an underage family member, deputies say.

According to officials, 46-year-old Charles Payne said it started about seven years ago when the child was 6 years old and living in South Carolina. It continued until recently when the family was living in Kissimmee and St. Cloud.

Deputies say the victim and her mother reported the incident to St. Cloud police, but Payne denied the allegations. He decided to turn himself in on April 1.

Based on his statements, Payne was charged with four counts of capital sexual battery and booked into the Osceola County Jail with additional charges pending.