Santa Rosa County man accused of molesting child, held on $450K bond

Source: Santa Rosa County Jail log

A Santa Rosa County man is being held on a $450,000 bond after being accused of molesting a young girl at her home for several years.

Back in December, Santa Rosa County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Santa Rosa Kid's House to a report of a child being molested.

According to the arrest report, 27-year-old Abe Justin Hicks touched the victim inappropriately several times.

The report said Hicks told the child to "take her pants off and run around in her underwear" in front of other adults, which led the child to confess the sexual abuse that had been happening for a long period of time.

Hicks was arrested on Thursday and has been charged with lewd and lascivious behavior.

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