PUNTA GORDA, Fla. - A 32-year-old man is accused of forcing his girlfriend to watch while he sexually assaulted her 12-year-old daughter three times.
Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies said the attack happened Wednesday morning at the mother's home. Jerome Nubin of Punta Gorda is charged with sexual battery on a 12-year-old, aggravated assault, kidnapping and domestic battery. He is being held without bond in the Charlotte County Jail.
Detectives said Nubin threatened the mother and child with a baseball bat. He also slapped and punched the mother before assaulting the child.
The sheriff's office was contacted by the child's grandfather. The grandfather says Nubin also threatened him with a bat and threw bricks, a child's scooter and a lamp at him.
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