A Gainesville man is in jail, charged with molesting a 5-year-old

Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 1:10 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - A Gainesville man is behind bars after Alachua County deputies say he molested a very young girl.

Andrew Hayward was arrested Sunday on multiple lewd and lascivious behavior charges.

Deputies say the victim was five years old.

The girl told investigators the 18-year-old inappropriately touched her and engaged in lewd behavior in front of her.

Hayward’s bond was set at $15,000.

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