Palm Beach County man faces felony child sex charges

Posted at 4:32 PM, Jul 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-29 16:44:35-04

A 47-year-old suburban West Palm Beach man has been arrested on felony child sex charges.

Donald Lawrence Buhler is charged with sexual battery and lewd or lascivious molestation in connection with a 6-year-old girl and a 9-year-old girl.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says one of the girls revealed details of the abuse on July 3, 2016 to a woman Buhler had been dating for two years.

According to a PBSO report, the woman immediately confronted Donald about what the children said and he said he might have done it accidentally in wrestling but, "I didn't really molest the kids because it was on top of their clothes." Donald told the woman he was "just getting a little fresh, like I do with you."

The girls were interviewed by the Child Protection Team and detailed the abuse to investigators.

According to a probable cause report, Buhler admitted to touching the children during a recorded phone call and said it was "bad behavior on my part."

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