Punta Gorda man accused of sexual battery

Posted at 2:17 PM, May 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-27 14:17:05-04

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. -- Investigators arrested a 62-year-old man Wednesday on accusation of sexual battery on a young child.

John Thurber, Jr. is currently in the Charlotte County Jail, held on no bond.  He is being charged with Sexual Battery by and adult on a victim under 12 years old.

The juvenile victim recently came forward to her family about the year-long abuse that she had suffered and aided in the arrest, which occurred in the Bermont Road area of Punta Gorda. 

Charlotte County Sheriff's office is looking to speak with anyone who has knowledge of any additional victims.  Please call the main number and ask to speak with a detective (941)639-2101 or Crime Stoppers at 800-780-TIPS (8477).