Cantonment Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children

December 8, 2023

A Cantonment man is charged with allegedly sexually abusing two children who lived with him.

Nathan Toms, age 49 of Winter Circle, was charged with four counts of sexual battery against a victim over age 12 but under 18, four counts of molesting a child aged over 12 but under 15 and two counts of child abuse.

Two children told authorities that he sexually abused them between January 2017 and December 2019, according to an arrest report.

One of the children said the family “relied on Nathan financially” while living with him and they “did not want to upset the family dynamic”.

According to the report, Toms admitted during a phone call to sexually abusing the two children.

Seven other siblings lived with the family, and deputies state in their report, “There are concerns for the additional minor children between the ages of 10 and 17 still residing in the home with Nathan.”

Toms was booked into the Escambia County Jail with bond set at $710,000.


12 Responses to “Cantonment Man Charged With Sexually Abusing Two Children”

  1. BGH 2 on December 11th, 2023 8:05 am

    This guy(I refuse to call him a man) is the lowest of the lows. To take advantage of this child(ren) because they were out in a vulnerable position due to financial difficulties of other adults. Those poor children. I’m not sure where the other adults were in all of this but a predator…A PREDATOR OF CHILDREN ..will find a way to abuse their victims. I just can’t wrap my mind around these types of actions…ITS A CHILD!!!! These who do this are sick in the head and deserve the ultimate punishment. I know “dirt road/backwoods justice” is what pops in our minds when we see/hear of these types of things but that doesn’t make the victim any better by this type of justice. We pray the courts will stand up for these victims and give out the harshest/longest sentence that can be given…above and beyond what the state recommends. In the end we know WHO will dole out the harshest punishment…my prayers are for these victims in this horrible situation as well as the adults who were in charge of these children that sought out help due to whatever situation that put them all in this oersons house/care. I can only imagine the guilt they feel right now…
    Praying for justice and healing

  2. Wow on December 10th, 2023 4:39 am

    Why can’t we start doing castration and capital punishment on these sickos? What’s sad is that females molest young kids all the time aswell and in most eyes of other’s considers the boys lucky for having it done to them.

  3. Monsters on December 9th, 2023 9:38 pm

    Coming soon to a neighborhood near you… You can’t move east of “the fill” or north of 9 mile rd. any longer to escape…. js

  4. Tc on December 9th, 2023 12:45 pm

    These evil predators are on every corner these days. There is no rehabilitation to this sickness. He deserves death

  5. SueB on December 9th, 2023 11:54 am

    I just can’t image these children being abused by this person. Where are the other family members, the mother, grandparents, etc.? Legal system should not let this man out on bond and automatically put in prison since he said he was guilty via phone.

  6. Jam t on December 8th, 2023 10:20 pm

    He just get out and do it again just like the two drug dealers last week that guy shot , and everyone was so outraged by it, one of them was a convicted child molester. So, I hate it for the kids but Florida is just this way.

  7. Anne on December 8th, 2023 4:25 pm

    Terrible that the girl’s and others were in such financial straits they had to endure this and were basically held hostage.
    This guy had no “right” to abuse these, or any, children and deserves full punishment by law.
    Interesting he admitted to the abuse, hope that can be used against him in court.
    Praying the children can move away from this.

  8. Cynthia on December 8th, 2023 3:15 pm

    Just disgusting!!! They need to lock him up for the rest of his pathetic filthy life!!

  9. Grady Smith on December 8th, 2023 11:42 am

    Certainly the poster child for jury bias.

    He is going to need Perry Mason.

  10. Duke of Wawbeek on December 8th, 2023 11:39 am

    Who once said “a portrait speaks a thousand words”?

  11. Deborah Daugherty on December 8th, 2023 11:00 am

    I agree with you,Bill T,well said.

  12. Bill T on December 8th, 2023 2:21 am

    Now would probably be the time to think if convicted you will probably get a long time in prison and then you will die in there!!! If you don’t get killed in there first!! Either way is ok the sooner the better !!!!