NewsPalm Beach CountyRegion C Palm Beach CountyWest Palm Beach


West Palm Beach man arrested for molesting 8-year-old girl

Suspect claims he has no recollection of incident
Posted at 9:01 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 21:01:41-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A West Palm Beach man is facing a felony charge after police said he molested an 8-year-old girl.

The 9-year-old victim told police that, when she was 8 years old, Anthony Pusey, 41, woke her up while she was asleep in her bed on May 15, 2020.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the victim said Pusey asked her if she wanted to watch a movie and she said "ok."

The girl said she went and got into his bed while he made her a pizza.

According to the affidavit, Pusey returned to his room and laid in bed by her side to eat the pizza.

The victim said Pusey reached his hand under the bed sheets and touched her inappropriately.

The girl told investigators she was scared, screamed and went back into her room, where she told her sister what happened.

The girl's mother was in the hospital at the time of the incident. She was told what happened the morning she left the hospital.

She confronted Pusey that morning but he never admitted any wrongdoing.

He claims he apologized to the girl, but she said he did not. Pusey ultimately left the residence.

During a recorded phone call, the victim's mother told Pusey he needed to apologize to the girl.

Pusey told police he was intoxicated and smoking and had no recollection of what occurred. He said he would never touch the girl, but also said he did not believe she would lie about it.

Pusey was arrested Friday and will be charged with lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of 12.