A former camp counselor in Florida faces felony charges after admitting to licking a 9-year-old girl’s forehead, the Sun Sentinel reports.
According to investigators, the girl said John Telucien, 27, “licked her on her forehead and then said that she tasted sweet and sweaty.”
Telucien was initially arrested in July 2014 and charged with one misdemeanor count of battery, and was out on bond. But in court Thursday, his case was refiled as a felony and he was charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, which carries a maximum of 15 years in prison. An arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest, according to the Sentinel.
Police said that Telucien used a cellphone app called “Kik” to send messages to the young girl. When the girl’s family found out, they used the app to ask Telucien his age, and he then deleted the app from his phone.
When questioned by detectives, Telucien admitted that he used the app to talk to the girl, her 10-year-old sister, and two other 11-year old girls who all went to a summer camp where Telucien supervised 120 children, the Sentinel reports.
"He then stated he thought the girls were cute and if society accepted it then he would most likely like young girls… Telucien then stated he licked [the younger sister] on the forehead gave her a hug, and told her that he loved her,” the arrest report states.
An arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 2, and prosecutors say Telucien’s case remains open.
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