Manatee man accused in sexual battery of girl, 5

Gary Meeks, Manatee County Jail booking photo

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA)–  A Manatee County man is charged with the sexual battery of a child. Gary Adam Meeks, 34, is being held without bond at the Manatee County Jail.

Detectives say they were at a residence conducting an unrelated investigation when a 5-year-old girl told them that Meeks touches her private parts whenever he wants. The girl then described to detectives what Meeks did to her. He allegedly told her not to tell anyone about it, or he would spank her.

Meeks was arrested on a charge of sexual battery.

A spokesperson for the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said there is the possibility that there may be more victims. Meeks did not work with children for part of his job.

If anyone has information that can help detectives call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at (941) 747-3011 ext. 1970.

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