Man Charged With 60 Counts of Sexual Battery

SATELLITE BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Police say an central Florida man is being held on 6 million-dollars bond on charges of sexual battery on a minor.

Marc Anthony Baechtle was arrested Tuesday and is being held at the Brevard County jail. He's been charged with 60 counts of sexual battery on a minor between 12 and 16, 60 counts of lewd and lascivious exhibition and possession of child pornography.

Satellite Beach Police Sergeant Eric Bell says officers got a complaint earlier this month that Baechtle had been carrying on a sexual relationship with the child of a friend from 2001 to 2006.

The alleged sexual abuse took place in several states and several Florida cities.

Bell says that during interviews with authorities, Baechtle admitted to an ongoing sexual relationship with the girl.

The case remains under investigation and additional charges from other jurisdictions are pending.

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