A 32-year-old Fort Walton Beach man was arrested Wednesday, eight years after allegedly beginning his molestation of a young child.
Willie Manuwell Blackmon, who lives on Carson Drive, was charged with one count of felony sexual assault on a victim younger than 12.
He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a child as young as 5 beginning in 2009. The abuse continued until 2015, according to his Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
The victim told forensic investigators that Blackmon forced her to do a number of different sexual acts and that she'd told him she didn't want to. Using anatomically correct dolls, she mimicked what he made her do, the report said.
The incidents took place in Gulf Breeze.
Investigators first tried to arrest Blackmon at his home in late September, but his brother told them he wasn't home.
He did not call investigators back. They issued a warrant for his arrest and took him into custody Wednesday.