A 65-year-old local man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly admitting to sexual contact with a juvenile female relative in 2019.
Frankfort police charged Mark Fitzgerald with first-degree sexual abuse, a Class D felony.
He is accused of inappropriately touching a 12-year-old and saying, “You’re mine now.” The victim said the act made her feel uncomfortable and she confronted him about it, according to Fitzgerald’s arrest citation.
“The victim stated that [Fitzgerald] repeatedly apologized after confronting him about the act,” the arrest report says.
Due to the graphic nature of the complaint and to protect the victim, The State Journal will not give additional details.
“[Fitzgerald] advised that he has talked to God on several occasions about this event and advises he knew he had made a mistake and has assured himself and the victim that this would not happen again,” the arrest citation adds.
Fitzgerald is being lodged in the Franklin County Regional Jail. A judge has not yet set bond in his case.