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Florida man accused of repeatedly assaulting a child

June 28, 2019

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man repeatedly molested and raped a child.

News4Jax reports 61-year-old James Hazel was arrested Friday and charged with capital sexual battery.

St. Johns County spokesman Chuck Mulligan says a boy under the age of 12 told investigators that Hazel raped him and took nude photos of him.

Mulligan says the incident took place repeatedly for two years from 2016 to 2018. He also says Hazel admitted to investigators that he had sexual contact with the child and used a phone to record the child in the bathroom and shower.

Hazel was being held on a $1 million bond. Jail records didn’t list a lawyer for Hazel.

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Information from: WJXT-TV, http://www.news4jax.com/index.html

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