One man is facing charges after police said he requested to inappropriately touch children who came to his home to play.
According to the Marion County Sheriff's Office, 51-year-old Arthur Prouix would make inappropriate advances toward children in the Lindale Mobile Home Park in Silver Springs, Florida.
Investigators said that children in the neighborhood would play at Prouix’s residence. Two boys, ages 6 and 7, recently came forward and told their mother that in several instances, Prouix asked them if he could touch their privates.
When the boys declined, he would request if they could touch his privates, which was also declined by the children.
During questioning, Prouix told detectives that he normally drinks 18-20 beers before interacting with children and could not recall if he made the advances.
Prouix later implied that the children were correct in their accusations and that it has happened multiple times.
Prouix was arrested and charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious conduct.