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Jupiter man, 84, arrested for molesting teen while the two vacationed in Pinellas County

William Alen Flanders, 84, was arrested Wednesday for molesting a 13-year-old girl while the two vacationed in Pinellas County in August 2015. [Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]

William Alen Flanders, 84, was arrested Wednesday for molesting a 13-year-old girl while the two vacationed in Pinellas County in August 2015. [Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]

An 84-year-old man accused of molesting a 13-year-old girl while on vacation in Pinellas County was arrested Wednesday morning at his home in Jupiter, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

William Alen Flanders is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail on $50,000 bail, and faces a charge of lewd and lascivious molestation

Pinellas County's Crimes Against Children Unit began investigating Flanders when his young victim, now 15, told an adult about the crime, according to the sheriff's office.

Flanders and the girl were vacationing together in August 2015 when he touched her in a sexually inappropriate manner on multiple occasions, the girl told Pinellas investigators.

Detectives were able to confirm the girl's allegations over the course of a two-month investigation, according to the sheriff's office.

Jupiter man, 84, arrested for molesting teen while the two vacationed in Pinellas County 04/20/17 [Last modified: Thursday, April 20, 2017 8:18pm]
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