FORT WALTON BEACH — A 41-year-old man was arrested July 26 in connection with an alleged assault at a babysitter’s home.
Daniel Stephen Stark was at his mother’s apartment when the child was dropped off in August of 2016.
He told Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he’d accidentally touched the child’s torso when playing with her, but said he had not touched her in any inappropriate way.
DNA evidence was collected from the child, but it did not exclude or identify Stark, according to his OCSO arrest report.
The child told authorities in multiple interviews that Stark touched her “privates” over her clothing and that his hand was moving when he touched her.