Callaway man accused of sexually and physically abusing child

CALLAWAY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A Callaway man is accused of sexually abusing a child.

Springfield Police arrested Michael Peterson, 37, of Callaway, for sexual battery on a child under 12, lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12-15 years of age, and aggravated child abuse.

Police say the victim told a forensic interviewer Peterson had sexually abused the victim for about ten years. The victim also said Peterson would force the victim to sit in an extremely cold room or would use corporal punishment if the child refused his advances.

Police interview Peterson about the allegations Thursday. He was arrested and is facing more charges from the Bay County Sheriff's Office.