On May 5, 2016, the Hernando County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the parents of a 15-year-old girl who said their daughter was touched inappropriately by a local doctor. The teen works for the doctor part-time after school.
The teen told detectives that since the start of the school year she has worked for Dr. Jacques Aristilde filing papers and occasionally making calls.
The teen said her encounters with Aristilde started off with him joking and occasionally massaging her shoulders.
On one occasion, she came in wearing a dress and the teen said Aristilde grabbed her by the waist and extended her dress from her body.
She also told detectives that during a May 3 encounter Aristilde touched her buttocks with an open hand; however, she was uncertain if it was intentional so she did not tell anyone about the incident.
The following day at work the teen mentioned possibly having tendinitis in her elbow and that Aristilde proceeded to touch and feel the upper part of her arms. She indicated the physical contact was unwanted.
During a separate encounter, she said the doctor squeezed her thigh during a conversation they were having about weight loss.
A short time later, she said Aristilde approached her again and this time grabbed her buttocks with his hand and squeezed for an extended period of time.
The teen said she was upset following the incident, and while she did not report it to her co-workers, she did tell her parents when she arrived home.
On May 26, when confronted about the incidents, Aristilde apologized for touching the girl's arms and grabbing her buttocks. He acknowledged his actions were inappropriate and took the blame for making the girl feel uncomfortable. He advised he would not be so "touchy, touchy" in the future.
Aristilde was arrested on a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.
His bond was set at $10,000. He was also ordered to wear a GPS monitor upon posting bond.