SPRINGFIELD, Fla. (WMBB) — A Springfield man was arrested Tuesday after he confessed to keeping an underage girl at his home where he provided her with marijuana and raped her, court records state.
Investigators with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office confronted 22-year-old Sebastian Tyree after getting a report of a missing child and learning that she could be with him. Tyree confirmed that the child was at his home in Springfield and that he helped the child leave her home without her parent’s knowledge.
He added that he “did so with the intent to keep and hide her at his residence for an extended period, stating he planned to return her to her residence once school started.”
Tyree is charged with sex offense against a child victim between the ages of 12 and 15, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and interfering with the custody of a child.