BSO: Man admits to abusing his 7-y.o. daughter

Posted at 4:33 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 16:33:03-05

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A man from Broward County, Florida, is accused of sexually abusing his own 7-year-old daughter and admitted to inappropriately touching the girl more than 100 times, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

Jack Kelly, 32, was arrested last Friday and charged with sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation.

Kelly's wife contacted police after learning that he had been allegedly touching their 7-year-old daughter inappropriately.

According to an arrest report, Kelly admitted to deputies that most of the touching took place in the mornings as he cuddled in bed with the girl.

He told deputies that on multiple occasions, he inappropriately touched the girl's private area, the report said. Deputies determined that Kelly had also sexually battered the girl on at least two occasions.

Kelly admitted to deputies that he has observed other children in a community swimming pool and admitted to being aroused, according to authorities. 

He informed deputies that he is attracted to his daughter and other young girls, and that he should no longer have cuddle time with his daughter.

Kelly was ordered held without bond. It is not known whether he has hired an attorney.


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