Crime

Man jailed for allegedly molesting two young children in Lower Keys

A 19-year-old homeless man was jailed on Stock Island on Wednesday for allegedly molesting two children on Stock Island.

Jason McCain was arrested Feb. 10 in Broward County and taken back to the Keys this week. He's being held on $200,000 bond, charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of children.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said McCain was caring for the kids, ages 6 and 7, at various times. In December, one of them told her mother McCain molested her, Deputy Becky Herrin said. A short time later, the second child's mother called the Sheriff's Office to report she believed McCain also molested her son.

McCain was arrested ion Bertha Street in Key West on Nov. 19, charged with burglary. He apparently pleaded out to trespassing.

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