A Pensacola man has been arrested on suspicion of sexually abusing three different young girls on separate occasions between 2011 and 2017.
Deangelo Brown, 21, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts of sexual assault by an offender under 18 on a victim under 12 and three counts of lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim under 12, according to court documents.
He was booked into the Escambia County Jail with a $20,000 bond and was released from custody early Wednesday morning.
In January, a witness contacted the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office to report that Brown sexually assaulted a girl, according to an arrest report.
The girl later told law enforcement that Brown raped her when she was alone in a house with him in 2013 or 2104, when she was 8 and he was 14, the report stated. Before sexually assaulting her, the girl told authorities that Brown asked if she could “do him a favor,” according to the report.
The girl also revealed her suspicion that Brown had committed similar offenses against other victims. Her tip led investigators to speak with multiple other girls, and two disclosed their own experiences to authorities.
A second girl told authorities that in 2017, Brown also asked her to “do him a favor” and then molested her against her will. Additionally, the girl said Brown offered her $20 in exchange for sexual acts, which she refused.
A third girl told investigators that Brown twice attempted to rape her in 2011. The girl said the first time, she was in a hallway and managed to escape away from Brown into an adjacent bedroom. She locked the door, and Brown tried to force his way inside but was unable to do so, the report stated.
After about five minutes, the girl opened the door, at which point “Brown grabbed her and pushed her down onto the floor. Brown held (the girl) face down and laid on top of her,” according to the report.
Brown stopped when he noticed the girl’s little brother was also in the bedroom and had started to cry, the girl told authorities.
Colin Warren-Hicks can be reached at [email protected] or 850-435-8680.