Man arrested for molesting child inside hurricane shelter

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OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WKRG)- A homeless man has been arrested for allegedly sexually molesting a six-year-old child at a hurricane shelter. 60-year old John Stapleton is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of someone under 12 years old. 

A witness told deputies from the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office she saw a recording of the child being touched underneath her clothing. Investigators watched the video. Stapleton later admitted to them he touched the victim but said it was not in a lewd manner. 

The incident happened at Davidson Middle School in Crestview, Florida. The school was being used to house people during Hurricane Michael.
 

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