Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) – A local man has been charged with several counts of child sexual abuse.
The BCSO became aware of the allegations when the victim revealed to investigators that several years ago Darrel Fred Swearingen, 43, of Panama City, sexually assaulted her, MPs wrote in a press release. The victim said she told others about it when it happened, but nothing was done.
Subsequent interviews with investigators confirmed the victim’s statement that she had made the same allegations some 10 years earlier, but no notification was ever made to law enforcement.
Swearingen was questioned and arrested. He is accused of sexual violence against a child under 12, obscene and lascivious molestation of a child under 12 and possession of methamphetamine.
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