PUNTA GORDA, Fla.- The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office arrested James Taylor, 22, on Tuesday after he was allegedly caught exposing himself to a 13-year-old girl.
Taylor faces charges of Lewd/Lascivious Molestation and Lewd/Lascivious Exhibition.
Witnesses told deputies they discovered Taylor locked in a bathroom with the victim, who was crying. Taylor was reportedly naked while the victim remained clothed. The victim told the witnesses and the deputies that Taylor forced her to drink alcohol, touched her inappropriately and asked her to "wash his back," according to the arrest report. She claimed to have "blacked out" at one point in the bathroom. The victim told deputies that Taylor also said he was "not going to rape her," and that if he wanted to, he would have already done so.
After hearing the victim's story, an altercation ensued between the witnesses and Taylor, but he fled the scene. Deputies later found Taylor at his parents' house.
After interviewing Taylor, the victim and witnesses, Taylor was arrested and held without bond.