The Bay County Sheriff’s office arrested Tyler Russell Palmer yesterday, February 20, 2013, after conducting an investigation into allegations Palmer molested a child under the age of 12.
A complaint was filed by a family member of the victim on February 16, 2013. The family member stated the juvenile complained that on several occasions, while watching TV with Palmer, he rubbed her genitals with his hand and asked her “does it feel good”.
The victim was interviewed by a Child Protection Team (CPT) member at the Gulf Coast Children’s Advocacy Center. The victim was able to describe in detail what Palmer allegedly did to her, as well as the fact that during an incident in November of 2012, she told him to “stop” and he did not.
Palmer, DOB 11/28/85, of 3726 Biltmore Drive, Panama City Beach, was arrested and charged with three counts of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation on a victim less that 12 years of age.