A 16-year-old Palm Coast resident was arrested Monday by on a felony charge of sexual battery involving a 5-year-old boy in an incident that occurred in May, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.
Detectives said the teenager forced the boy to participate in a sex act while the two were home alone in Palm Coast.
The state Department of Children and Families was contacted and the Sheriff's Office assisted in the investigation.
Detectives said the teen admitted to sexually battering the boy when questioned about the incident.
The teen was arrested and turned over to the state Division of Juvenile Justice in Daytona Beach.