This is why I’m not reporting any crimes. Just my luck they’ll turn it back on me!
Escambia County, FL – An Escambia County man who said he took a child to the doctor because he suspected she had been sexually abused has himself been arrested for allegedly abusing that child.
Timothy Lee Cook, 27, faces one count of sexual assault of a victim under 12 for the alleged abuse, which police say happened between November 2016 and September 2017.
Cook’s Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrest report doesn’t mention the child’s age. It states the woman who reported the alleged abuse did so after the child mentioned she had seen and touched Cook’s genitals.
The woman told authorities she hadn’t seen any odd behavior between the victim and Cook, but reported comments the child had made to investigators.
The child told investigators during an interview that she played a sexual game with Cook and he would reward her with ice cream after.
When Cook was interviewed, he said the girl was very smart but he doesn’t know why she would say she had touched his genitals. He told investigators maybe she had dreamed it, or she had walked in on him watching pornography and had been confused.
The report states Cook said there was a high possibility the victim was molested, but it wasn’t by him.
Cook also told police he thought the victim was a sociopath, and said he and the woman who reported the alleged abuse took the child to a doctor because they suspected sexual abuse.
He said doctors at that time were unable to determine if the child had been sexually abused.
The report also states Cook offered to take polygraph test, which he reportedly failed.
Cook allegedly said the test showed deception because his house had been broken into and he was stressed. He said he doesn’t think the child was making up the abuse, but he thought she was mistaken about the suspect.
Cook was booked into the Escambia County Jail on Wednesday and is being held without bond. Court records do not show an attorney for Cook.