Man charged with fondling girl

A Fort Pierce man is under arrest, charged with fondling a young girl at a Key Largo campground Thursday night.

The 16 year old victim was traveling to the Keys with the suspect, 45 year old Ronald Clark. She and her mother were  reportedly not getting along and Clark agreed to take her on a weekend trip to give both of them a break from each other.

The victim told Detective Geni Hernandez they were setting up camp at Calusa Campground when the incident occurred. She said he asked her to sit in his lap. She said he then put his hand in her pants and fondled her.

She said she got up and moved away from him; she said she told him she wanted to go to Publix because she was hungry. He took her to the store and, once there, the victim told store employees what happened and they called police at 10:15 p.m.

Deputies and detectives responded and placed Clark under arrest. He was charged with sexual assault on a minor and child cruelty and he was booked into jail.

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