A Zephyrhills man was arrested after reportedly molesting a 4-year-old girl he occasionally babysat.
Between 8:00 and 8:40 p.m. on Saturday night, 67-year-old Peter Swist was at a gathering where the victim and her father were also.
Swist has known the girl's father for three years and has babysat the girl with his wife on occasion.
With the father's permission, Swist took the girl for a ride on his golf cart to his trailer. After about ten minutes, the father went to find his daughter, and went to Swist's trailer.
The door was open, and when he walked in, he saw Swist inappropriately touching the girl with her pants pulled down.
The girl confirmed that Swist had performed inappropriate acts on her. Swist claimed the girl needed to use the bathroom and that he was helping her get dressed.
Based on the victim's statements along with the father's observations, Swist was arrested and charged with Lewd and Lascivious Molestation.