The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Fort Walton Beach man with sexually assaulting a 12-year old girl in Destin.
58-year old Jack Colton of Beal Parkway is charged with sexual assault with a victim between the ages of twelve and eighteen.
OCSO deputies were able to track down Colton and take him into custody around 2 a.m. this morning after the 12-year old had reported being drugged and assaulted multiple times at a hotel room on Highway 98 East in Destin in the prior 24 hours.
Deputies say the girl reportedly asked Colton for a cigarette and he then gave the girl what she believed to be crystal methamphetamine before the numerous sexual acts.
She was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. Potential evidence was located in the hotel room and a truck was also seized.
Colton told OCSO Investigators he believed the victim was 23 years old.
“The leadup to this arrest involved great teamwork by our patrol deputies, Criminal Investigations Division, Street Crimes, K9 and Drone Units,” said Sheriff Eric Aden.