New Smyrna Beach Police said a man has been charged with lewd acts on a child.
Officers were called shortly after 7:40 p.m. Wednesday to Florida Memorial Hospital. The dispatcher advised that a child had reportedly been sexually abused.
When police arrived at the hospital, they claim a witness told them that a 5-year-old boy was allegedly victim to lewd acts by a family friend.
The child was out of sight for only a few moments when the act allegedly occurred, according to police. When the boy’s guardian went to check on him, she claims she saw the 59-year-old family friend performing ‘a lewd act’ on the boy.
A short time later, the accused was located at his home and was placed under arrest for lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 12.
He was transported to the Volusia County Branch Jail without bond.
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