October 2, 2013

Rockland Key man charged with lewd acts

A Rockland Key man was arrested Tuesday, charged with performing lewd and lascivious behavior in the presence of a child.

The victim, an 8 year old girl, told her mother that 31 year old Raymond Bale talked about inappropriate sexual topics while the two of them were alone in a room at Bale’s residence. She said he massaged her leg and foot and, while massaging her, placed her foot on his genitals, moving her foot around in a circular motion. She said he told her not to tell anyone because “parents think it is weird for adults to massage kids feet”.

The victim’s mother reported the incident to the Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff’s Detective Manny Cuervo interviewed Bale about the accusations. Bale made statements which corroborated the victim’s story. Bale was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious behavior and he was booked into jail.

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