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Man who ran in-home daycare arrested for molestation

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man who runs an in-home daycare with his wife was arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation.

Melvin Norris, 60, was arrested on Wednesday.

Sheriff Rick Wells reports the incidents occurred over the last three years at Norris’s home.  The sheriff’s office confirmed Norris and his wife run a licensed in-home daycare called Norris Family Daycare.

The sheriff’s office said the victim was not in the daycare. The victim’s family is acquainted with Norris and his wife.

The victim is an eight-year-old female.

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Army Sgt. charged with molestation of Pickens Co. girl

APPLING, Ga. (WJBF/WSPA) – An Army sergeant from Evans, GA has been charged with child molestation after a Pickens Co. girl was found in his home.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old Christopher Thomas Muse had a 14-year-old girl hiding in the laundry room of his apartment.

Investigators say she was a runaway from Pickens County, South Carolina and Muse had been communicating with her over social media.

Muse has been taken into custody and charged with Child Molestation and Interstate Interference with Custody.

The 14-year-old girl has been returned to her mother.

Muse is a Sergeant with the US Army and is stationed at Fort Gordon, deputies say.

Source: WSPA News

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