Man arrested for sexually battery involving 5-year-old

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP)-- A report to the Department of Children and Families has resulted in the arrest of a Panama City man on charges he sexually battered a 5-year-old girl.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office arrested Victor Hennekes, 32, of Panama City on Friday January 6, 2017.

According to BCSO, the victim told a family member than Hennekes had touched her in the area of her genitals and then stuffed a shirt into her mouth to make her stop crying. BCSO says it happened in November of 2016.

A report was made to DCF, which alerted BCSO. After interviewing him, BCSO investigators arrested him and charged him with sexual battery on a victim under the age of 12.