According to the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, a 16-year-old girl was raped and held against her will Monday until she was able to escape to a nearby home to call 911.
James Gordon Hill, 42, of St. Cloud, was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of sexual battery on a victim younger than 18 and one count of battery, deputies said.
He’s currently being held in the Osceola County Jail without bond.
“The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the citizens who assisted this victim in contacting law enforcement and the patrol deputies and sex crimes detectives involved in this investigation for their hard work and dedicated service,” deputies said in a news release.
Abuse or mistreatment can be reported by contacting the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or the Florida Department of Children and Families Hotline at 800-962-2873.