Teen charged with sexual battery on 6-year-old, Orlando police say

Cops say teen had been babysitting child over the past year


ORLANDO, Fla. – An Orlando teen has been arrested and charged with 50 counts of capital sexual battery on a 6-year-old he had been babysitting for the past year, deputies said.

An investigation into the abuse began on Tuesday and deputies spoke with the grandmother of the child who told them her granddaughter may have been sexually battered by the teen.

When investigators spoke with the 6-year-old, she told them the teen inappropriately touched her and had sexually battered her multiple times in the past year and had told her not to tell anyone about the encounters.

The teen initially denied the claims when questioned by police, but did provide some details regarding the inappropriate contact with the victim and was eventually arrested and booked into Orange County Juvenile Detention Center.