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.