Osceola County Sheriff’s Office have arrested Harold Robert Earnst, 53 years of age, accused of committing sexual battery and lewd acts on a 15-year-old girl.

Earnst was arrested on June 16, 2017 for one count – Sexual Battery Victim Under 18 Years Old, one count – Attempted Lewd and Lascivious Molestation of a Person Under 12 Years of Age, three counts – Lewd and Lascivious Battery victim 12-16 Years Old, one count – Lewd and Lascivious Exhibition, one count – Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and one count of Transmission of Material Harmful to Minors to a Minor by Electronic Device.

Osceola Sheriff’s deputies have not released whether Earnst knew the unnamed 15 year old girl.

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office encourage the community to take necessary steps concerning the abuse and mistreatment of children by contacting the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at (407)348-2222 or the Florida Department of Children and Families Hotline for suspected abuse, neglect or abandonment of a child at 800-962-2873.