Former Florida police chief accused of sexually battering 14-year-old girl

SUMTER COUNTY, Fla. — A former police chief in Florida has been accused of sexually battering a 14-year-old girl.

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The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office said that William Pruitt, the former Center Hill police chief, was arrested on Friday, according to WFTV.

SCSO deputies were contacted by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Monday about a sexual battery that had occurred in Sumter County, according to WFTV.

SCSO said in a news release that probable cause was found to arrest Pruitt for an alleged sexual battery of a 14-year-old girl while utilizing a deadly weapon.

Pruitt was arrested Friday in Live Oak, Florida, by the U.S. Marshals Service Florida/Caribbean Regional Fugitive Task Force with help from the Suwannee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies said according to WFTV.

No further information has been released.

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