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West Palm Beach man arrested for molesting 8-year-old girl

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Police have arrested a West Palm Beach man after they say he molested an 8-year-old girl.

The 9-year-old victim told a Child Protection Team investigator that when she was 8 years old, her mother’s boyfriend, Anthony Pusey, 41, woke her up while she was asleep in her bed on May 15, 2020, and asked her if she wanted to watch a movie.

The girl told investigators she went and got into his bed while he made her a pizza. When Pusey came back he laid next her so they can eat the pizza. The victim said Pusey then reached his hand under the bed sheets, inside her pants and underwear and touched her crotch.

The girl told investigators she was scared, screamed, and went back into her room where she told her sister what happened.

The girl’s mother was in the hospital at the time of the incident. She was told what happened the morning she left the hospital.

She confronted Pusey that morning but he denied touching the girl.

When police questioned Pusey, he said he was intoxicated and smoking and had no recollection of what occurred. He said he would never touch the girl, but also said he did not believe she would lie about it.

Everard Anthony Pusey was arrested on Friday, January 22, 2021 and will be charged with lewd or lascivious molestation of a victim under the age of 12.