Man Inappropriately Touched Girl While Vacationing Locally, FDLE Says

November 25, 2020

A Florida man has been charged with sending inappropriate messages and touching a teen girl while on vacation in Escambia County.

Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Rame Thomas Baetens, 37, of New Port Richey, on one count of lewd and lascivious conduct on a person under 16 years of age, one count of online solicitation of a minor, four counts of transmission of material harmful to a minor and one count of illegal use of a two-way communications device, all felonies.

FDLE’s investigation began at the request of the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, who had been contacted by the victim. FDLE agents learned that Baetens had inappropriately touched the minor victim, who he personally knew, on multiple occasions while on vacation in Pensacola. Baetens had also sent numerous sexually suggestive images and messages to the victim via the Snapchat social media app.

Baetens was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail on $160,000 bond.


5 Responses to “Man Inappropriately Touched Girl While Vacationing Locally, FDLE Says”

  1. Concerned Citizen on November 25th, 2020 4:42 pm

    @chris, you sound like a pedophile, or just as bad, a pedophile sympathizer. Me speeding doesn’t take the innocence of a child and scar them for life. You sir, sound like a sick minded individual yourself.

  2. chris on November 25th, 2020 1:49 pm

    @ concerned citizen: so, the next time you speed, if caught, will you surrender your vehicle?

  3. Alan on November 25th, 2020 10:39 am

    I wonder if people notice that in almost all these articles, the suspect is known to the victim. From this article, “who he personally knew”. This guy didn’t come to Pensacola on vacation and pick some stranger out of the crowd.

    These type crimes are mainly being perpetrated by people in the child’s life. In the last 2 years alone, articles have included sexual abuse by teachers, coaches, friends of the family, and babysitters and those are just the ones I remember. People need to wake up and quit worrying about the pervert that lives 3 blocks over on the Registered Sex Offender list, they need to start paying close attention to the people their children interact with daily.

  4. Concerned Citizen on November 25th, 2020 9:55 am

    Castration and nothing less. If we start doing it to all these pedophiles, it’ll give the others something to think about before acting on their sick urges.

  5. JTV on November 25th, 2020 5:24 am

    Taking out the trash

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