Man accused of inappropriately touching young girl

Michael Beasley, 27, arrested on lewd, lascivious molestation charge


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 27-year-old man was arrested last week after inappropriately touching a girl under the age of 12 and giving her $1 after he did so, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. 

Michael Beasley is charged with lewd and lascivious molestation.

Beasley touched the victim on two occasions, according to JSO. 

Police said he admitted to liking young girls and touching the victim's private area in a phone call with the family member who reported the abuse.

According to court records, Beasley pleaded guilty in 2010 on stalking and drug charges in exchange for a suspended sentence.

Beasley was booked into the Duval County Jail and ordered held on $100,000 bond.