Chipley man charged with sexual battery on a child

Published 08/23 2016 04:07PM

Updated 08/23 2016 04:07PM

Samuel Timothy Stokes
Samuel Timothy Stokes

A Chipley man is charged with sexual battery on a child.

Washington County Sheriff'sdeputies received information in reference to a possible sexual battery involving a male suspect, Samuel Timothy Stokes and a female victim who lived in the same home. Stokes had been in a relationship with the victim’s mother for the last five and a half years, officials wrote in a news release.

The victim reported the sexual abuse by Stokes had occurred during the last 2 to 3 years with the last assault approximately 2 to 3 weeks ago.

Samuel Timothy Stokes, 56, of Chipleyis charged with lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between 12 and 15.

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