Inverness man faces sex charges

Michael Horton
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Michael Horton

Michael Horton, 27, of Inverness, is facing lewd and lascivious charges stemming from an alleged Friday evening event in Inverness.
 
The Citrus County Sheriff's Office said Horton tried to grab a 15-year-old female with the intent of a having a sexual encounter with her. She was able to break free of his grasp and ran to a friend's house. 
 
Through investigation, Sheriff's Office detectives identified Horton and arrested him.
 
He was charged with Lewd/lascivious behavior, kidnapping with intent to commit/commission any felony and attempt to commit an offense prohibited by law.
 
His bond was set at $10,000. Horton had a prior arrest for exposure in 2016.