MANATEE — A 24-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation.
A mother placed her two children in the care of David Earl Vickers, while she visited her mother’s home across the road in the 3100 block of 25th Street West, according to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Offiice.
When the mother returned shortly after midnight, she saw Vickers inappropriately touching her son on the sofa through the front window, the report said. The child did have shorts on at the time.
She then ran back to her mother’s house to call the sheriff’s office after she discovered the front door had been locked.
Vickers told deputies he was changing the child’s clothes because he soiled himself and then yelled at the child’s mother because he felt she overacted, according to the report.
Vickers is currently in Manatee County jail on a $25,000 bond.