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Tyrone Dalton of Fort Lauderdale, Florida Arrested for Sexual Assaulting a Minor

Tyrone Dalton of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl, news sources report. Dalton, 53, was booked into the Broward County Main Jail on charges of a sexual performance by a child. His bail bond was set at $10,000. It is not yet known whether Dalton has lined up a criminal defense lawyer.

The events leading up to the incident began around 8:00 Tuesday morning on Northwest 10th Avenue. The victim and her friend were walking to the bus stop when Dalton, who lives at the same apartment complex as the victim and whom residents know as Mr. T, told the victim and her friend to come inside his apartment. To lure them in, Dalton reportedly offered to let the victim’s friend use his bathroom.

Once inside the apartment, the victim went to the kitchen with Dalton while the friend went to into the bathroom. Dalton allegedly approached the victim and sniffed her neck. Dalton then allegedly sprayed the victim’s neckline with perfume and said, “You got to smell beautiful for me because I have a crush on you.”

Concerned about Dalton’s intentions, the victim attempted to leave the apartment. According to a police report, Dalton stopped her, grabbed her, kissed her numerous times, and touched her in sexual way. The victim’s friend heard her scream and rushed to see what was happening. The friend reportedly saw Dalton inappropriately touching and kissing the victim, who was crying and clearly distraught. It does not appear as though the girl was injured in the incident, which apparently ended when her friend walked in.

In other news, Joseph Sansalone of Boca Raton was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of neglecting his elderly father, 91-year-old Frank Sansalone, reports say. Sansalone, 62, was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on charges of neglecting an elderly person. His bail was set at $3,000. It is not yet known whether he has hired legal representation.

According to reports, Sansalone shares a home with his elderly father in the 11200 block of Jasmine Hill Circle and is the man’s sole caregiver. Palm Beach County officers and investigators with the Department of Children and Families visited the home on Wednesday to investigate claims of neglect against the elderly victim. When officers entered the home, they were met with foul smells and floors that were strewn with trash, reports say. As they searched the home, they found a bathroom that reportedly smelled strongly of bodily waste. In the kitchen, the officers discovered that the home’s refrigerator was locked with a padlock; the elderly father did not have a key to the fridge, sources say.

Police spoke with the elderly victim who, like the home, allegedly smelt foul. The victim said he could not recall the last time he had been bathed. Investigators spoke with the neighbors, who said they would often times give food to the elderly man because he would come onto his front porch and tell them he was famished.

Sources: 3.28.13 Dalton Sexual Assault.pdf, 3.28.13 Sansalone Elderly Neglect.pdf.

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