November 11, 2009
South Daytona, FL (The Weekly Vice) - Ronald Clark Thornton, a 56-year-old Department of Children and Families (DCF) employee was jailed after he allegedly molested a 7-year-old girl.
According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, Thornton was at his son’s house Saturday to watch a football game when he molested a 7-year-old girl who was visiting his granddaughter.
Investigators state Thornton led the girl into the bathroom and quickly closed the door behind them.
Thornton’s son heard the door close and when he asked if everything was ok, he heard his father reply that they would be out in a minute. A few minutes later, Thornton suspiciously left his son’s home in a haste.
Thornton’s son asked the girl what happened in the bathroom. Reluctantly, she told him that Thornton took her into the bathroom and made her hold his penis while he put his finger in her vagina. The man immediately turned his father over to police.
Thornton is employed with the food stamp division of DCF as a processor. Police state that he is not involved with children on the job.
Although this was the first time Thornton was arrested, police believe that it’s possible this was not his first victim.
Thornton was booked into the Volusia County Jail on charges of sexual battery on a child under the age of 12. Bond has not yet been set in the case.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
I can’t believe this man had the nerve to commit this horrifying act with his family in close proximity! If he was that brazen this time, I can see why police believe that there are other victims!
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Posted by Danny Vice at 11:21:00 PM