Sleepwalker arrested in Boynton for sexual abuse

Posted by Paige Bresky --email

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - A teenage boy with an alleged sleepwalking problem was arrested Friday morning and charged with felonies for lewd or lascivious battery and lewd or lascivious molestation.

Seventeen-year-old Jarmel Shelton reportedly went into a 13-year-old girl's room around 2 or 3 in the morning, unzipped her pants and attempted to take her pants off on August 16.

The victim stated that this is when she kicked Shelton off of her and left the room.

Two weeks later, Shelton allegedly returned to the victim's room, held her arms with one of his hands and took her shorts off with his other hand.

Shelton then took the victim's panties off and proceeded to have sex with her. She tried to fight him off, but he resisted.

The victim was eventually able to push him off of her.

Shelton told police that similar incidents have occurred on other occasions and that he has a problem when he sleeps.

Shelton will be taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center.

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