Cantonment Man Charged With Inappropriately Touching Underage Girl

May 11, 2022

A Cantonment man is accused of inappropriately touching an underage girl.

Cecil Allen Hanna, 67, was charged with felony lewd and lascivious behavior with a victim 12 to 16 years old. He was released from the Escambia County Jail on a $20,000 bond minutes after he was booked.

In March, the victim disclosed that she and her sister were sleeping in the loft area of a home two years prior with Hanna behind her, according to the Florida Department of Children and Families. Hanna then placed his hand on her breast and told her the next morning not to tell her mother, the report continues. A year later, he allegedly made an inappropriate comment to the girl.

The victim’s sister told investigators that her sister had told her about the incident, but Hanna had never touched her inappropriately. She said he has made inappropriate comments to her, but she was not able to remember what he said, the report states.

The victim’s mother did not learn of the allegations until March, and she confronted Hanna, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Hanna told the mother that he was asleep and did not realize he was touching the girl, the report states. The mother then informed Hanna that he needed to leave the home.

Hanna notified Sheriff’s Office investigators that he had retained an attorney and would not be speaking with them.

The relationship between Hanna and the family was redacted from the arrest report. However, the report states it was not a domestic violence incident.


18 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Inappropriately Touching Underage Girl”

  1. Moon_Man on May 12th, 2022 11:05 pm

    This doesn’t pass the smell test.

  2. Jay on May 12th, 2022 7:55 am

    2 years prior, and now they’re doing something about it? Yeah, I agree, this sounds fishy.

  3. Tim Dewayne Johnson on May 11th, 2022 10:44 pm

    I’ve worked with this Man before and it all sounds like a set up or a reason to get him out of the house …why would they wait so long to bring this as a parent or any other parent would have addressed it then not 2 years or whenever it supposably happened…I guess she needed more time to practice and tell the kids just what to say..SOMETHING ISN’T ADDING UP…Dont ruin this Mans life with a lie…
    God Dont like ugly…

  4. Rvrat on May 11th, 2022 6:48 pm

    Agree with Wt on 5/11/22 @12:53 p.m.

  5. Sad on May 11th, 2022 6:12 pm

    Wow this is crazy!!! Why does this keep happening keep you hands to yourself leave these kids alone!

  6. Wt on May 11th, 2022 12:53 pm

    WHAT mother let’s her minor child sleep with a adult man in the first place. And why was he sleeping behind her. Sound like really bad decisions making all around.

  7. Bruhhh on May 11th, 2022 11:20 am

    “Release MINUTES after he was booked on a $20k bond” … Sounds like someone was saving money for when they did get caught. I’m just saying.

  8. tg on May 11th, 2022 10:27 am

    This does not pass the Smell Test!

  9. Bill T on May 11th, 2022 10:02 am

    Sounds like it would have been more respectful just to ask the guy to leave instead of trying to ruin his life with the possibility of a lot of jail time !!!!! If found not guilty I promise I would sue these people for everything they got !!!!! If he’s found guilty I think there has got to be a lot more evidence presented to the prosecution!!!!currently there isn’t enough proof to convict!!!!!

  10. Bewildered on May 11th, 2022 9:42 am

    Wow!! Mom lets her teenagers have a slumber party with a 65 year old man and the fool touches the girl‘s chest while asleep! Society has lost its mind

  11. EMD on May 11th, 2022 9:35 am

    What in the world was he doing sleeping behind her? That is just stupid. Was it okay to sleep behind her, but without touching? This sounds ridiculous to start with.

  12. Careful on May 11th, 2022 9:30 am

    Should really choose your words carefully when commenting on such allegation. Remember, victims read these comments (minors included) and more times than not, choose not to speak out bc of how others will react or risk not being believed. It’s a dangerously thin line.

  13. Jason on May 11th, 2022 9:10 am

    So lets not rule out the part that when your sleeping it could happen. I highly doubt it was intentional. Def sounds like someone trying to do him in for no reason. Ive had an issue like that were I rolled over and reached for my best friend to cuddle because I was asleep thinking it was my wife. It happens. Why ruin someones life? If it was that long ago why wasnt it reported then?

  14. steve on May 11th, 2022 8:27 am

    Something dont sound right here. To me it sounds like he lives with them and THEY wanted him gone.

    As horrible as that sounds people just dont care anymore about the repercussions of false accusations.

    Or he is guilty of it … But not sure why police would arrest on such WEAK evidence that will never hold up in court.

  15. Susie on May 11th, 2022 8:26 am

    I agree @mnon. No one seems to remember the real story. I think the investigation is better left to the professionals before any blame is cast here. Just my opinion.

  16. Whattheheck on May 11th, 2022 8:19 am

    2nd story within a week of a grown man sleeping with teenage girls that they aren’t the father of. I personally find it weird. I’m a boy mom. If any of my grown friends girl or boy wanted to sleep with my kids it would be a big NO. And get out of my house. The accusations in this story are pretty vague. I’m guessing it won’t hold up in court.

  17. mnon on May 11th, 2022 7:33 am

    Two years later… can’t remember what he said… If this was real sexual abuse it would have been much more progressive… again, may have touched her breast 2 years ago, never touched her sister… can’t remember what he said… yeah this will hold up in court. Sounds like he made someone mad now they are trying to do him in..

  18. Hugh Jaynus on May 11th, 2022 7:00 am

    Uhh. Why was he alone with her like that, in the first place. He’s too old for a slumber party. Maybe he “identifies” as a 12 year old girl?

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