Fruitland Park Man Facing Molestation Charge After Girl Comes Forward

LEESBURG, Florida—A Fruitland Park man was arrested on a warrant for lewd and lascivious molestation Friday after a girl came forward and told about the abuse she suffered more than three years ago, according to a probable cause affidavit.

In early October, the victim told a Leesburg Police Officer, David Carl Hall, 50, put his hands between her legs while she shared a bed with him and two other people whose names are redacted from the affidavit, 3.5 years ago.  The victim, whose exact age is also redacted, was under 12 when the molestation is alleged to have occurred. She told police she would wake up with Hall’s hands between her legs and he would tell her he was checking to see if she urinated, the affidavit states. The victim asked her mom when she stopped “peeing in the bed” and was told she never had that problem, the victim told police.

The victim said she felt very uncomfortable on the numerous occasions Hall is alleged to have touched her and had thoughts of suicide due to the trauma, feelings of frustration and issues with girls at school.

A warrant was issued for Hall’s arrest Oct. 22 and he was picked up Friday by Fruitland Park Police Department. He was transported to the Lake County Jail, where he was released on $10,000 bond. 

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