Man Charged With Fathering 13-Year Old’s Child

May 31, 2012

A Molino man is free on bond this morning after being charged with fathering a child with a 13-year old girl.

Michael Lee King, 26, was charged with three felonies — sexual battery, lewd and lascivious battery, and child abuse. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $25,000 bond.

According to an arrest report, King first had non-consensual sex in 2010 with the girl when she was 12 years old. Their sexual encounters continued for over a year, she told investigators, until King was arrested on unrelated charges in August.

At age 13, the girl became pregnant, giving birth at age 14, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office obtained a voluntary DNA sample from the 14-year old girl and baby, and obtained a search warrant for a DNA sample from King. According to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement lab report, there was a 99.99 percent probability that King was the father of the child.

King did not provide deputies with a statement prior to his arrest, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.

At the time of his arrest, King listed his address as a trailer park on Barth Road in Molino. He previously resided on Highway 164 in McDavid, according to jail records. The abuse incidents occurred in McDavid, according to the arrest report.


66 Responses to “Man Charged With Fathering 13-Year Old’s Child”

  1. Safe on June 11th, 2012 9:15 pm

    We love you mike been friend forever my kids love you and so does your 2 beautiful baby’s and wife :) we all know the story and no you’ll be okay we know what happend and so does god you and your family will get through this and come out stronger and My KIDS I trust 100 percent around you and so does your other best friend keep taking care of you and your family all the prison talk no your fine you want go and u know you want love you Michael keep your head up

  2. Jessica on June 2nd, 2012 1:08 am

    To all you claiming we don’t know “the whole story”, feel free to elaborate. Someone with his DNA impregnated at 13 year old girl, that can’t be disputed. So, what’s the defense? Did aliens implant it, or was he forced at gunpoint to perform? Did a DNA expert make up false reports. I’m really curious how anyone can possibly defend his actions.

  3. Mom on June 1st, 2012 10:43 pm

    DNA doesn’t lie! Even if this girl wanted to participate in sexual activity, she cannot legally consent! Plus, he is (supposed) to be an adult; he should know better! Again, DNA doesn’t lie. The physical evidence points to this man having sexual relations with a child! How anyone can defend him is beyond me!

  4. t c on June 1st, 2012 9:01 pm

    One thing is for certain… This CHILD MOLESTER WILL serve HARD Prison time & it WONT be easy….

  5. lisa on June 1st, 2012 8:06 pm

    This has gotten to be outragoues ok even after this would would some sick minded peron say they will let there kid around him honey go to lakeview or something you got promblems yourself this is sick . im waiting for the courtdate to find what happens because this is sick that girl i feel so sorry for her to think what her friends say about her i was 17 when i had my first child i was picked on made fun of now this little inncoent child which kids promble call her names because they dont know the truth will like yall say the truth will all come out and when he goes to prison for the rest of his life for taking this poor girls childhood away from her yall a relize whats going on yall are just brainwashed by of the so called father , husband whatever im goning to say it like it is yall people are sick this man is sick my daugther doesnt even want to go to the grocey store with me after reading this because this girl is my daugthers best friend i dont think its right he got out on bail but maybe its alright you know he is a father and everything spend the last times with his kids before he gets locked up with the big boys

  6. please on June 1st, 2012 7:54 pm

    Some peoples comments are ridiculous. Mike your a great man apparently noone on here knows what happen and you no what stop stressing its none there business we know what happend. We know anyone around you is safe kid or not were all backing you up more than you think

  7. Common Sense on June 1st, 2012 6:31 pm

    To the supports of this pervert, you are all MORONS!!!! Ok read the title to this story please. It states man charged with fathering 13 year old’s child. Ok so where are the lies? Did it not say that the DNA test proved he was the father of this CHILD’s baby? Ok so hmmm let’s look at this…..if he is the father how do you think he became the father? Do all of you supporters of this man need a lesson in the birds and bees? He had sex with this child, period!!! It does not matter if she consented like some of you are saying she did, he still had sex with a minor. Or are you trying to say it is not his fault, that she attacked him? I mean really how is it NOT HIS fault? He is a grown man. I feel like some of you that are supporting him that say they have children and would let him watch your children need to be investigated by the Department of Child and family services because your children are in danger of the same thing happening to them.

  8. a friend on June 1st, 2012 3:38 pm

    He got a bond for a reason so like people have said before when its all done and over we will make sure there is a story posted for everyone to know everything. Mike your awesome and I know your a good man and id still let my kids come to your house anyway give your 2 love for me

  9. billy hill on June 1st, 2012 2:04 pm

    Hey, when he goes to court, he has a fighting chance, There still is a .01 chance that he isn’t the father. One of them savvy big city lawyers could get him off on this technicality.

  10. Mandie on June 1st, 2012 11:07 am

    2 sides to every story? Puuuleassee…. DNA test results, the child walking around, that is proof POSITIVE that this grown person had sex with this CHILD. He gets a 25000 $ bond for something he did, while other people that make one mistake, end up with a half million $ bond. Jeesh this is ridiculous….

  11. Ben Thar on June 1st, 2012 10:44 am

    That dang JUDGE! Letting a little thing like the 8th Amendment to the US Constitution get in the way of things!

  12. another walks the neighbor fre on June 1st, 2012 10:41 am

    what is wrong with the picture point blank he’s a child molester and the cousin should be in jail for let this man touch a 12 year old girl were the 2 kids in this home ,how many others little girls that he molested in the neighborhood are the
    little one at home maybe he can go stay with the lawer or the judge house play in their neighborhood then sick sexual preadator might have i long stay and taught
    eye for eye tooth for tooth any whats taught to child molester in jail and the meaning molester this is a very sick person thanks to judge and lawers just want a dollar thats right give me a dollar you get out off jail free

  13. JM on June 1st, 2012 9:32 am

    Did some of you great friends of his miss where the first time he molested
    this young girl she was just 12? The proof is now in the puddin she had
    a child herself and it belongs to him! Do any of you backwoods supporters
    even understand DNA?

    As far as the JUDGE sets bail to make sure he shows up, how can he
    be sure he will show up when someone shows up and pays the bail?
    Now he walks the streets and what kind of torment is that for this child?
    Let’s don’t even THINK about the fact he is a predator and will be looking
    for his next victim. Obviously he doesn’t do a lot of work looking or go
    to far from home, so his wife and all you defending him better think twice
    about having him near your little girls!!!

  14. RJay on June 1st, 2012 9:28 am

    Florida Statute 800.04
    (a) Engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age; or
    (b) Encourages, forces, or entices any person less than 16 years of age to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity
    commits lewd or lascivious battery, a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
    (a) A person who intentionally touches in a lewd or lascivious manner the breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them, of a person less than 16 years of age, or forces or entices a person under 16 years of age to so touch the perpetrator, commits lewd or lascivious molestation.
    (b) An offender 18 years of age or older who commits lewd or lascivious molestation against a victim less than 12 years of age commits a life felony, punishable as provided in s. 775.082(3)(a)4.

    PROHIBITED DEFENSES.—Neither the victim’s lack of chastity nor the victim’s consent is a defense to the crimes proscribed by this section.

    Michael Lee King violated multiple Florida Statutes. His actions were illegal. He is a criminal simply due to the fact that he is 26 years old and the victim was under 16 years old, even if the child consented. So, for those of you that are defending his actions, regardless of the child’s actions – he is an adult and is therefore accountable for his actions. Poor choice on his part. It’s like I always say, any of us are capable of bad judgement – And we are all just one choice away from being incarcerated. He made a choice.

  15. Mnon on June 1st, 2012 7:05 am

    He loves his kids?! and apparently loved a 12 year old girl a little to much! You people defending him are just as sick as he is if you believe he has done nothing wrong! It doesn’t matter if the child was okay with what he was doing or not, he is an adult who should know better than to have sex with a child! C’mon! This just blows my mind that people would defend that!

    This sick perverted predator of children belongs behind bars for the rest of his life. Period. Can’t wait to see that happen, I may just get a pen pal at that prison to make sure all of them know why he’s there.

  16. Matt on June 1st, 2012 6:38 am

    There is NOTHING “great” about a man who would do this to a child! … It shocks me to see people support this man in any way … family or not… this is a horrible thing to happen to that child… if I was a judge I would be worried about him being able to live with his kids … if a man has no control and would do this to a 13 y/o he probably has some more issues … just saying

  17. richard on June 1st, 2012 12:07 am

    What Judge let this pervert out on bond. that judge does not need to be retained.

  18. Jessica on June 1st, 2012 12:05 am

    “To friend well spoken everyone that knows mike knows hes a great person hell get through this with his wife family kids and lawyer by his sjde”

    Let my husband knock up a child and he won’t have to worry about me being anywhere around when he gets out of jail. This story just keeps getting more and more messed up as all his “friends” come out in his support. Birds of feather…

  19. just concerned on May 31st, 2012 11:58 pm

    truth is, he is going to prison, period……. some people on here says that he is a good man, father and husband. yall are deceived… if he was a good husband , he wouldnt have slept with a child to start with. He is a sick poor excuse of a man. He doesnt need to be around kids period…. There is no excuse, he broke the law. He was the adult and knew better and will be punished accordingly. The law is the law and he broke it. We had someone prosecuted for this same crime with the exception that there was no pregnancy, and we were told that it didnt matter if she laid down and consented or not, he was an adult and knew better and he received life in prison…… I hope the same for this sick man. He ruined the life of this child and deserves everything that he gets. Stupid, stupid, what is this world coming to….

  20. unbelevable on May 31st, 2012 10:43 pm

    this is ridcouls how are you people blaming a presious 14 year old girl you people are sick to the man i have no words to say for him but i feel bad when his on the big boy prison with big bubba and people just like him theres is a baby involed so the whole story is right there aint no twp side its a grown man and a liitle girl period

  21. News is out on May 31st, 2012 10:38 pm

    Well, a grown man in the world with kids, has a 99.9 percent chance that a 14 year old girl gave birth to a child that’s his. A little girl’s innocents tooken away for life. What goes around comes around. And there was a person to put up 2500 to bail him back on the streets. Well, a eye for a eye, a tooth for a tooth, I don’t see thta counrty boy surviving behind bars

  22. jay on May 31st, 2012 10:34 pm

    To friend well spoken everyone that knows mike knows hes a great person hell get through this with his wife family kids and lawyer by his sjde

  23. Friend on May 31st, 2012 10:01 pm

    I know this family and I know the story of this situation. I know that Mike loves his kids and I know he has turned his life around. There is two sides to every story and I know that Mike will come out of this stronger.

  24. kay on May 31st, 2012 9:27 pm

    Michael we know your a great man and love your two kids and wife pull.get threw this

  25. No Way Jose on May 31st, 2012 9:26 pm

    You people defending this man just don’t understand. Here’s the plain truth that you cannot dispute….

    1. The paternity test done by the state crime lab says it is his child. Undisputable proof that something happened at least once.

    2. Is does not matter if he loved her, she loved him or anything like that. Feeling don’t matter. Any “adult” contact between the two of them, which happened at least once according to the crime lab, is AGAINST THE LAW.

    Period. End of story. He needs a good lawyer and a plea agreement. Just sayin.

  26. kay on May 31st, 2012 9:26 pm

    Michael is a very good man I know him for years now and no how great a father and husband he is we know mike what going on and we mo your gonna be fine

  27. sweee on May 31st, 2012 9:23 pm

    This is ridiculous Im part of this family and dont believe the lies im reading about mike the truth will be out soon for all you just saying

  28. CO on May 31st, 2012 9:12 pm

    It does not matter who or where her parents are, with whom she was living or even if she herself consented to it all..(which she probably did not)…the FACT of the matter is…HE is a CHILD MOLESTOR….and should not be free where he can do this again….and he will…they always do.
    He is just a sick pervert who deserves to be locked up and kept away from children…as are all ADULTS who have sex with a child….I work in a prison and believe me, it is full of people just like him.

  29. Janet on May 31st, 2012 7:53 pm

    To WoW– you have to be kidding to think that such a pervert is a GREAT MAN. I can’t even descibe my shock at your comment!

  30. Ben Thar on May 31st, 2012 7:23 pm

    C, Other, and others:

    I’m sure there’s two sides, but I’m having trouble imagining what the truth might be. It’s just not too evident.

  31. Bronwynn Hollywood on May 31st, 2012 7:13 pm

    Two sides to every story?? Really? He was proven to be the father! Please do not try to blame the 13 year old little girl, I might explode. At least he didn’t try to sell a bird’s feather. I think our judicial system suffers from dyslexia.

  32. TW on May 31st, 2012 7:10 pm

    Wow….really a 13yr. old. I just don’t understand perverts like this.

  33. David Huie Green on May 31st, 2012 5:43 pm

    “- – - her parents were in jail at the time so do not blame the family !!”

    Please try to give some thought to that comment.

    You are saying because the parents did something which placed them in jail, they are not responsible at all for harm done to their children during their stint.

    Please try to wrap your head around the concept that their actions endangered their daughter, assuming your claim to be true.

    David for responsible parents
    all around

  34. C on May 31st, 2012 4:49 pm

    While I do agree that there are 2 sides to every story – THIS WAS A 13 YEAR OLD CHILD, and he is a 26 year old adult. PERIOD.
    It does not matter what she did. SHE IS A CHILD and he is an adult.

  35. other on May 31st, 2012 4:39 pm

    2 sides to the story none of you know the truth this is coming from aclose friend of both sides

  36. WoW on May 31st, 2012 4:23 pm


  37. JT on May 31st, 2012 3:09 pm

    The bond is set at an amount to insure the defendants appearance in court at a later date. Bonds are not set as a punishment. With that being said I don’t want the dirtbag out of jail period…..but that’s the system we have.

  38. mommabear on May 31st, 2012 2:40 pm

    Hope the system does their job. I know what it is like to be molested and no justice. Makes you lose hope in your justice system.

  39. umm on May 31st, 2012 1:53 pm

    she lived with her cousin not her aunt !!

  40. JM on May 31st, 2012 1:14 pm

    I am absolutely outraged that this guy is out. Like nothing he did was a problem
    for this judge. This precious young 12 year old had parents so bad THEY went
    to jail. So much for a mothers love and feeling safe! THEN she is tossed in
    to the states care and THIS is what happened to her.



  41. Just sayin' on May 31st, 2012 1:09 pm

    He should be locked up and never allowed outside of the prison walls again! Why does the court continue to put these sick people back on the streets when, to my knowledge, a pedophile has never been cured and can never be trusted again.

  42. Jim W on May 31st, 2012 12:30 pm

    The best one word discription for this is “Sick”. Let him get aquainted with big bubba! I’m sure there are a few awaiting his arrival at the cross bar hotel which is where he belongs not on the street. Sick I tell ya!

  43. Mom of 3 on May 31st, 2012 12:29 pm

    This is a perfect example why criminals do NOT stop being criminals! They do not get punished like they should! Out on bond is just a way of making money for the big man! There should be no such thing EVER as a bond! Totally wrong in every situation!

  44. Safebear on May 31st, 2012 11:03 am

    @Mnon – Chemical castration will only destroy the ammuntion, not the weapon – if you know what I mean.

    As far as I am concerned, the PARENTS are 100% as the blame for the start of the problem. If they had been better humans to start with they would have taught the child right as well as they would not have been in jail to leave her to be put in this position.

    I can understand the girl not reporting it until scumbag here was in jail because he probably threatened her life if she told anyone. If I were a 12 year old girl I wouldn’t try to make this guy mad.

    Next is the scumbag himself. Rape is one thing but rape of a 12 year old is horrendus. It’s people like this SOB that keeps decent people from commenting on how cute someones baby or kids are because they don’t know why you are looking at the kids.

    Lastly, the judicial system should be thrown in jail for assiting in this crime. Where is the girl now? Another foster home or a shelter for unweb mothers? I hope she is protected because now this creep is out of jail and being the fine upstanding citizen he is, could go after her –

    God bless her and her baby – May they see more good in the world than bad and life, as bad as it’s been, make a 180 turn for them.

  45. Asdfghjkl on May 31st, 2012 10:41 am

    I have had a man do things he shouldnt to me and not get in trouble for it. They should be shot for this. Its nasty and ruins little girls view on every man they come across in life.

  46. susan on May 31st, 2012 9:38 am

    i dont give a rats tail who lived with who, where the parents are or what….that sick pervert knew how old that CHILD was. Just a LITTLE GIRL who should have been focused on school, friends and having fun….NOT having sex and being taken advantage of by a pervert . This child molester needs to be sent to prison….along with a notification to fellow inmates of his crimes.

  47. confused on May 31st, 2012 9:32 am

    Foster child?? She was being raised by her aunt who aloud this no good excuse for a human being to live there this went on for a long time. Not just once this guy has been in an out of trouble and should not have been aloud to be in this home

  48. realmom on May 31st, 2012 9:31 am

    OK, so this was a child in foster care. Why? Because her PARENTS are in JAIL? How is this not partially their fault? If her parents were not in jail this child would never have lived at the home she was raped in. I pray that this child comes to know the love of Jesus if she doesn’t already. Only his love, mercy, and grace can restore this child. I pray for everyone involved, the innocent and the guilty. This breaks my heart.

  49. Karen Leonardi on May 31st, 2012 9:05 am

    I certainly hope this family does not have any more foster children with them.

  50. concerned on May 31st, 2012 9:02 am

    Your joking !!!!!!! this guy needs to be LOCKED up !! why is he back out on the streets ? So he can do the same thing to another girl ? Is that what are world was came to now

  51. me on May 31st, 2012 9:01 am

    Her parents are in jail she was living with him.

  52. idk on May 31st, 2012 9:00 am

    I know the whole strory the girl is my cousin.. People really dont know unless they knew everything about what was going on .. But he needs to be locked up not set free what if he did this to one of his children or other girl

  53. just on May 31st, 2012 8:57 am

    Micheal lived with them

  54. just on May 31st, 2012 8:57 am

    micheal lived with them. She was a foster child

  55. ok look on May 31st, 2012 8:56 am

    i know the girl who this happen to, she is my family.. There is no need to blame the childs parents, for she was in a foster home when this had happened !! Micheal King had lived with her .. He was currently dating the foster mother and had two children by her . He deserves to be locked up .. Not out on the streets so he can do it to someone else and make them end up like nmy cousin did.

  56. tired of it !! on May 31st, 2012 8:51 am

    This child was a foster kid !! her parents were in jail at the time so do not blame the family !! this guy lived with her !! it was her foster moms babys daddy

  57. Sandy on May 31st, 2012 8:36 am


  58. Bubba Peters on May 31st, 2012 8:31 am

    I here you Taylor!!!

  59. holly maconeghy on May 31st, 2012 8:14 am

    Don’t blame her mother, the girl wasn’t a baby that had to be in her eyesight 24/7. King took full advantage of it too. He is the only one that can be blame for being a deviate. He has no business on the street. He is a sexual predator. It is just a matter of time before he finds another victim to molest. In his mind he has done nothing wrong. I never mentioned he is a man, because he is no “Man”. Areal man would never do this to anyone!

  60. taylor crabtree on May 31st, 2012 7:36 am

    He wouldn’t be out on bond long if it were my daughter…

  61. Out on Bond on May 31st, 2012 7:04 am

    Released on bond? Hide your children, hide your wives!!!

  62. Janet on May 31st, 2012 6:41 am

    Where was the mother? As young as she was I feel he knew the family well. It seems everyday, the news is bleaker!

  63. Mnon on May 31st, 2012 6:40 am

    Chemical castration comes to mind!!! Sick creep!

  64. zoom179 on May 31st, 2012 6:33 am

    great another child molester, and not only that but he’s out on bail! steal a loaf of bread and see how much time you get, without bail! amazing simply amazing! this puke makes me sick!

  65. Just sad on May 31st, 2012 6:20 am

    That is really sad. She should be playing with baby dolls not a real baby. I hope they throw that sick man under the jail!

  66. Matt on May 31st, 2012 5:38 am

    He is sick!

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