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Registered sex offender accused of sexually assaulting child in Tallahassee

Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-24 10:48:46-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A registered sex offender has been arrested after being accused of repetitively sexually assaulting a young child in Tallahassee.

Randolph "Randy" Hunter, 43, was arrested in New York on Aug. 7 on a Leon County warrant for failure to register as a sex offender. After being extradited to Leon County, he was also charged with sexual assault on a victim under 12 and lewd and lascivious molestation.

Over the course of a year, investigators with the Tallahassee Police Department stated in probable cause documents that Hunter sexually assaulted the victim, who was 11 years old at the time of the first assault.

During a forensic interview, the victim disclosed that the assaults occurred at least 10 times between the summer of 2019 and spring break of 2020 while Hunter was living with the victim's family.

Further investigation by TPD revealed that Hunter was a registered sex offender in Seminole County, Georgia and had been convicted of rape in Pennsylvania back in 1995. Police also determined that Hunter had never registered as a sex offender in Florida after moving to the area.

Based on the evidence, probable cause was found to charge Hunter with failure to register as a sex offender, sexual assault on a victim under 12 and lewd and lascivious molestation.

As of Monday, he is being held at the Leon County Detention Center without bond.