Man Faces Multiple Charges for Sexual Abuse of a Young Girl

November 17, 2023 – Port Charlotte, FL

A Port Charlotte man was arrested following a juvenile’s disclosure of sexual misconduct, leading to multiple charges.

A Port Charlotte resident, identified as Demario Desmond Keith Fenton (04/06/2003), is facing multiple charges of molestation of a victim under the age of twelve. The victim, a New York resident, was assaulted several times while vacationing and visiting her mother, a Charlotte County resident. The young girl disclosed the misconduct following a sexual abuse education presentation at her elementary school in New York.

Demario Fenton (04/06/2003)

Detectives with the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office were contacted by New York authorities and an investigation was conducted into Fenton, culminating in a search warrant on November 15, 2023. As part of this warrant, Fenton was interviewed by Major Case detectives, where he confessed to the assaults.

Fenton was placed under arrest and charged with the following:

  • Lewd/lascivious Molestation – Victim less than 12 years old, Offender 18 years of age or older (x4)
  • Use of a Child in a Sexual Performance

“This is a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but it is beyond reprehensible when it happens to a child. The damage done is more than physical, and I hope that this young girl is surrounded with love and support as she now copes with what has happened to her. Parents, I urge you to have conversations with your children to empower them to report abuse in the event it occurs so it can be stopped.”

Sheriff Bill Prummell

Demario Desmond Keith Fenton is being held at the Charlotte County Jail without bond.

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