Sheriff: Noise complaint leads to arrest of accused child molester

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. — A noise complaint led to the arrest of a Flagler County man on lewd and lascivious battery charges.


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Deputies were called to the area of the Matanzas Woods Golf Course after getting reports of loud music just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, when deputies arrived they found 48-year-old Alphonso Joseph inside a Toyota Camry with a juvenile.

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During questioning, the juvenile victim told deputies that he and Joseph had met on a dating app before meeting at the golf course.

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Joseph was arrested and booked into the Perry Hall Inmate Detention Facility on charges of lewd and lascivious battery.

He was released on a $15,000 bond.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.